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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  
  

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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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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