J. Goss media relations gets results

The National Post, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star
used the Public Interest Advocacy Centre as a resource to help inform readers about the
Bell-Astral deal.  
This week the Public Interest Advocacy Centre defended consumers who will lose choice and cash if Bell Canada's $3.4 billion takeover of Astral Media goes through.

On Sept. 12 the Ottawa-based group of lawyers and researchers vigorously defended consumers at Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearings in Montreal. PIAC also got the stopthetaker.ca message out to the public in a series of news reports including one on CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme. 

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CBC News Network, Power and Politics with Evan Solomon
Janet Lo, counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Iain Grant, a
telecom analyst at SeaBoard Group and Evan Solomon discuss Bell Canada's proposed $3.4 billion takeover of Astral Media.
OpenMedia.ca, Your Voices On the Walls: Weekly News 
Lindsey Pinto reports on Bell Astral on Sept. 13, 2012 

BCE Growth Poised to Slow on Antitrust Worries: Corporate Canada
"If the purchase goes ahead, Bell will force higher prices and less choice on their customers and their competitor’s customers, the consumer group’s counsel Janet Lo said last month," Bloomberg News reported.

Bell could have TV stranglehold with Astral merger: Roseman
"Almost 90 per cent of Canadians subscribe to TV services, says Janet Lo, legal counsel with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Revenues per subscriber grew to $59.73 a month in 2010 (from $46.56 in 2006)," the Toronto Star reported. 

Bell-Astral: la facture du consommateur gonflera
« Le patron d'Option consommateurs ne cache pas son irritation sur la tournure du débat, qui gravite surtout autour des intérêts de l'industrie » QMI a rapporté.

Globe and Mail reporters Simon Houpt and Steve Ladurantaye filed a 2,000-plus word story on BCE "plunking down $3.3-billion to buy Astral Media Inc." The Sept. 1 Globe and Mail report quotes Professor Dwayne Winseck, "Just maintaining the normal rules of the markets, we know that too big is too big. It impacts pricing and it impacts innovation."  The Public Interest Advocacy Centre commissioned research from Prof. Winseck for its Aug. 9 submission to the CRTC on Bell-Astral.