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Media Advisory, PIAC will be available to comment on tomorrow’s CRTC Bell-Astral decision

(OTTAWA) At 4:00 PM EST June 27 the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will release its decision on Bell Canada’s proposed $3.4 billion takeover of Astral Media. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) counsel Janet Lo will be at the lockup analyzing the decision and available for comment on-site at 4:00 PM.

PIAC acted as counsel for the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC), Council for Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO), National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation (NPSCF) and Option consommateurs arguing that the transaction would not benefit Canadian consumers. The consumer groups’ May 7, 2013 oral presentation and comments to the CRTC are here

PIAC is also a member of the Stop the Takeover Coalition, a broad-based group of public interest organizations opposing the transaction.

For more information:

Janet Lo
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
(613) 562-4002 ×24
Mobile (613) 816-5688

John Lawford
Executive Director and General Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre(613) 562-4002 ×25
Mobile (613) 447-8125


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