The Consumers Council of Canada has released a research report on the capacity of Canada’s consumer groups to participate in consumer impact assessments in the process of preparing regulatory impact analysis statements.
The federal cabinet directive on streamlining regulations has given rise to a new analysis statement process intended to incorporate, among other things, an assessment of the impact of proposed policies and regulations on consumers.
The research assesses the feasibility of government agencies using consumer organizations to assess consumer impacts, and the capacity of those organizations to provide credible assessments.
The report includes recommendations for government and consumer groups.
Consumers Council of Canada received funding from Industry Canada’s Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations. The views expressed in the report are not necessarily those of Industry Canada or of the Government of Canada.