Friday, March 15th, 2013
World Consumer Rights Day is an opportunity to mark the improvements made on behalf of Canadian consumers over the past year and serves as a reminder of the many challenges they still face, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
The public demands the CRTC stop Bell’s takeover
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Bell’s proposed takeover of Astral Media is bad for Canada. That’s the message being sent by the new, broad-based coalition of groups known as the Stop the Takeover Coalition.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
The report studies virtual worlds, which are sometimes described as “massively multiplayer online role-playing games” (MMPORGs) [...] Many virtual worlds have developed virtual economies based on a virtual currency that may be exchanged for real-world currency. Players will play the role of consumer and entrepreneur within virtual worlds.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today released a report entitled “Point of No Return: Consumer Experiences Returning Online Purchases”.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) hailed the continuance of the stand-alone ministry of consumer services by Premier Dalton McGuinty today (Oct. 20, 2011).
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) [...] expressed its satisfaction with the determination by the Commission that vertical integration (VI) presents potential problems that may lead to abuse of market power with serious effects upon Canadian creators, programmers and consumers.
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
PIAC has called for changes to the way the Bureau assesses the net effect of proposed mergers on the market...
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Starting in the last quarter of the twentieth century, governments began to rely on markets themselves to set the rules to protect consumers and the public interest, rather than government regulatory authority...
Monday, November 29th, 2010
An Ottawa-based consumer group wants to hold Bell Canada to account over its plan to convert rebates into new two-year contracts.