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Whitelisting for cyber security: What it means for consumers

Sunday, November 14th, 2010
[...] examines the technique of whitelisting and provides examples of how whitelisting is being deployed in Canada by security companies.

PIAC Comments on Potential Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Legislation in Ontario

Friday, August 6th, 2010
The Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel requested submissions from organizations, including PIAC, and the public to assist them in successfully discussing what the potential content of Ontario legislation against strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) should include.

Consumers’ Gains in Copyright Bill Can be Taken Away by Media Companies : La Loi sur le droit d’auteur

Friday, June 4th, 2010
The Canadian Consumer Initiative today cautioned consumers that the Government’s proposed Copyright Modernization Act, Bill C-32, permits existing and new consumer use rights such as backing up content, time- and format-shifting to be taken away by digital locks and license agreements.

PIAC Calls for Attention to TV Switch to Digital Over the Air

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today called for an approach to the ending of over-the-air (OTA) analogue television next year in line with the way the United States prepared for the same event in 2009.

PIAC opposes amendments to consumer product safety bill (C-6)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Consumer groups call on Minister Moore to “put consumers first” in the war over cable fees

Friday, October 16th, 2009
Canadian organizations representing consumers of television service called upon Heritage Minister James Moore today to back up his promise to “put consumers first” in the high profile war about cable fees for local broadcasting.

Curb those extra fees: PIAC report calls for consumer protection legislation

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
An Ottawa-based consumer organization is calling for action by federal and provincial governments to curb the practice of businesses inventing separate extra charges to be paid by customers as part of the bill for services or products provided.

The Consumer Perspective of Trade & Commerce Powers: PIAC report

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
Interprovincial trade agreements can impact adversely on consumer protection...

Report Concludes Consumer Protection Usually Better in Europe

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today released a report comparing consumer protection in Canada with the regime provided by the European Commission.

New Consumer Services Ministry Hailed by Consumer Group

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
“This is important recognition that ordinary Ontario families need their own advocate at the Cabinet table who will make sure that they get a fair deal in the marketplace,”
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