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Media Advisory: PIAC to represent consumers during CRTC hearing to review the structure and mandate of the telecommunications ombudsman

OTTAWA – In its continuing efforts to address consumers’ concerns with telecommunication services, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) will be appearing on behalf of the National Pensioner’s Federation (NPF) and the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO) before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to discuss the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS). The four-day long hearing begins on Tuesday, November 3 at 9:00 AM. PIAC/NPF/COSCO will appear on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

For more information, please see the full written intervention filed by PIAC/NPF/COSCO to the CRTC on August 25, 2015.

 

WHO:
John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Alysia Lau, Legal Counsel at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Jonathan Bishop, Research and Parliamentary Affairs Analyst, will be at the hearing.

 

WHAT:
Appearing at the CRTC public proceeding “Review of the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services Inc.”

 

WHERE:
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 http://www.crtc.gc.ca

Canadians can also can participate by sharing their comments in an online discussion forum, hosted by the CRTC.

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:

John Lawford
Executive Director and General Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
(613) 562-4002 ext. 25
(613) 562-4002×25
lawford@piac.ca
www.piac.ca

Alysia Lau
Legal Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
(613) 562-4002 ×38
Mobile: (613) 400-9145
alau@piac.ca
www.piac.ca

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