Report Identifies Risks With Unlicensed Online Payday Lenders

Canadians seeking sources of payday loans or to arrange a payday loan online are more likely to encounter unlicensed lenders than licensed, legally compliant ones, research shows.

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Report Finds Doubt Lower Merchant Credit Card Costs Bring Lower Prices

Canadian consumers are skeptical that a reduction in credit card transaction fees to merchants will bring them lower retail prices, according to a study by the Consumers Council of Canada. 

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The unthinkable has been preserved. What can you do?

People are finding damaging information about themselves on the Internet, and they may not know what to do about it. A Consumers Council of Canada research project entitled “Canadian Consumers: Online Reputations, Awareness, Misuse and Repair” investigated the industry that has emerged to manage and fix reputations online. The report also suggests ways consumers can manage their online reputations proactively and reactively. Learn more | Download the Report

Retailers' Smartphone Apps Evaluated

A Consumers Council of Canada report concludes new smartphone apps of Canadian "bricks and mortar" retailers can help consumers get good deals, fail to deliver some important information and provide product reviews that can be useful if read critically. Learn moreDownload the report

Many Factors Influence Gasoline Prices

The factors influencing gasoline prices can be complex. Different specific factors may influence gasoline prices at different times. Click here for a generalized introduction to gasoline pricing in Canada.

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Choose the source you think is most trustworthy, responsible and likely to be useful and relied upon by parents regularly to provide them the best dietary information and education necessary for them to be able to make good food choices for their children:
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Family physician    16.7%
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