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Council report finds Canadian consumers feel cautious about using online reviews of products and services used by other consumers, but nonetheless feel information from this source if carefully considered makes them more savvy shoppers.

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Research Announcements, Advertising & Sales, Information Technology, Media & Culture, Standards Development, Focus-Digital Economy, Right-Information  
  

Ontario takes steps consistent with a Consumers Council of Canada affordable housing recommendation just as National Housing Day approaches Nov. 22. Council releases representation to federal government's national housing strategy consultation.

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Governments are slowly moving to move on mountain of consumer protection problems, many of which could have been avoided to start with by having strong, properly resourced consumer group representation in legislative and regulatory processes.

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Research for Consumers Council of Canada finds rent-to-own transactions are an expensive way for consumers to acquire merchandise, with periodic payments typically totalling 2 to 3.5 times the price of the same goods at conventional retailers.

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Public Statements, Research Announcements, Financial Services, Payday Loans  
  

Aubrey LeBlanc, immediate past president of the Consumers Council of Canada, has been named as the first chairman of Ontario's new Condominium Management Regulatory Authority. The authority formally will take on its new responsibility to administer the Protecting Condominium Owners Act and its regulations on July 1, 2017. As such, the authority will be responsible for regulatory oversight of condominium management services.

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