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Canadians want clear, simple, trustworthy and actionable information to assist them when they buy a new or resale home and to assist them in making decisions to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

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Research Announcements, Housing & Shelter, Focus-Climate Change, Right-Basic Needs, Right-Information, Right-Choice, Right-Education, Right-Safe Environment, Right-Privacy  
  

Canadians acting to improve their homes and make them more energy efficient want to do so informed about what’s best for them rather than simply because they feel either incentivized or subject to market pressure.

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Research Announcements, Energy, Housing & Shelter, Focus-Climate Change, Right-Information, Right-Choice, Right-Redress, Right-Education, Right-Safe Environment, Right-Privacy  
  

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  
  
 
 

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