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Media Advisory: PIAC to represent consumers during CRTC hearing on mandatory distribution of television services

OTTAWA – In its continuing efforts to address consumers’ concerns with television services, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC), the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO), and the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation (NPSCF) will be appearing before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to discuss the applications for mandatory distribution on cable and satellite distribution systems. The eight-day long hearing begins on Tuesday, April 23 at 9:00 AM. PIAC/CAC/COSCO/NPSCF will appear on Friday, April 26, 2013.

For more information, please see the full written intervention filed by PIAC/CAC/COSCO/NPSCF to the CRTC on February 27, 2013 at:

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Janet Lo, Legal Counsel at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre will be at the hearing.

Appearing at the CRTC public proceeding “Applications for mandatory distribution on cable and satellite distribution systems pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act”

Gatineau, Quebec
Conference Center
Portage IV, 140, Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec

Canadians will be able to listen to a live audio feed of the hearing and by going to

PIAC is a non-profit organization that provides legal and research services on behalf of consumer interests, and, in particular, vulnerable consumer interests, concerning the provision of important public services.

Media Contact:

Janet Lo
Legal Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
(613) 562-4002 ext. 24
Mobile (613) 816-5688

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