A petition calling for the government to follow through on its commitment to establish a Canadian Consumer Advocate has been filed and certified.
The petition was presented to the House of Commons by Jenna Sudds, MP from Kanata-Carleton on March 31, 2023.
The petition makes many of the same points as an earlier e-petition which received the 500-signature threshold to require a response from the governmen. The 2021election call dissolved Parliament before the response deadline, and presumably halted any meaningful government initiatives.
The current position effectively revives the earlier petition, and gets the subject on the order paper before Parliament before another election can be called.
The current petition notes that Canadians and consumer organizations “continue to believe that federal government attention to protecting consumers has eroded over the past several decades and consumers’ voices are absent when important policy, regulatory and legislative decisions are made.”