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The Consumers Council of Canada has released a letter sent to first and finance ministers, in which it joins with FAIR Canada and CARP in expressing its concern about the potential for a compromise of investor and consumer protection inherent in some proposals for the cooperative capital markets regulator.

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Public Statements, Financial Services, Trade, Right-Information, Right-Choice, Right-Representation, Right-Redress  
  

The Consumers Council of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of its board of directors and executive for 2017-18.

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Half of Canadian consumers say they have participated in government- or utility-organized programs to improve home energy efficiency and most of them were satisfied with the outcome,

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Research Announcements, Energy, Housing & Shelter, Focus-Climate Change, Right-Basic Needs, Right-Product Safety, Right-Information, Right-Choice, Right-Redress, Right-Education, Right-Safe Environment  
  

The Consumers Council of Canada has advocated recently for firm action on unsolicited, door-to-door sales, new protection for users of alternative financial services such as payday loans and definition of qualifications, with licensing, for home inspectors. The Ontario government took action in all three areas through its Putting Consumers First Act passed April 10, 2017.

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Public Statements, Credit, Financial Services, Home Furnishing & Equipment, Housing & Shelter, Payday Loans, Standards Development, Focus-Climate Change, Focus-Residential Intensification, Right-Basic Needs, Right-Product Safety, Right-Information, Right-Choice  
  

In 2013, class proceedings were initiated in Ontario by Harrison Pensa, in British Columbia by Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman and in Québec by Belleau Lapointe, s.e.n.c.r.l. on behalf of Canadians who purchased Vehicle Carrier Services, or purchased or leased a new Vehicle transported by RoRo between February 1, 1997 and December 31, 2012. A Settlement Agreement has been reached with CSAV which is one of 20 defendants involved in this litigation.

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