Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
New PIAC report, “Purse Strings Attached: Towards a Financial Planning Regulatory Framework”
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
PIAC representations concerning the proposed Approved External Complaints Bodies (Banks and Authorized Foreign Banks) Regulations
Friday, July 6th, 2012
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today condemned the Minister of Finance’s publication of draft regulations for “external complaints bodies” under the Bank Act.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) today condemned the Minister of Finance’s assertion made yesterday that the federal government will not require Canada’s banks to resolve banking customers’ disputes with the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI).
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
The report examines data breach notification in Canada in the private sector in general and in particular whether the proposed federal data breach notification law (Bill C-12) is adequate to protect Canadian consumers.
Friday, October 28th, 2011
Minister Must Act to Protect Canadian Banking Customers
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Objection to the proposed incorporation of Rogers Communications Inc. to carry on the business of banking in Canada
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Dear G20 finance ministers and G20 leaders...
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
PIAC has reviewed the suitability and loss calculation methodology of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and investments (OBSI) and we make the following comments from the conviction that the OBSI approach is not only defensible but is a decided benefit to firms and consumers.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Report provides legal updates to the interpretation of usury provisions of the Criminal Code since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Garland v. Consumers Gas Co. in 1998 that the definition of “interest” is broad and a late payment penalty could be construed as “interest” on an advancement of credit.