Fixing TV Service Will Keep Complaints Commissioner Busy

OTTAWA – Over the last six months, Canadians made 2,734 complaints about their television services to the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS). That is more complaints than the CCTS received in relation to wireless, internet, local voice, or long-distance voice services. What makes this particularly surprising is that the CCTS cannot yet address […]

CRTC Misses Opportunity to Create Future for Community TV

OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) expressed disappointment in the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) new policy framework for local and community television issued today. In Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2016-224, the CRTC will ensure that local over-the-air stations will continue to air local news and local programming. However, community […]

Pick-and-Pay and Skinny Basic are a GO

PIAC supports CRTC decision to increase choice and flexibility for Canadian TV subscribers OTTAWA, March 19, 2015 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) supports the decision made by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today to increase choice and flexibility for Canadian television consumers. “Today’s measures will ensure that Canadians will be the […]