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Who Wants Surcharging? Not Consumers! Research shows 90% of Canadians oppose surcharging

Who Wants Surcharging? Not Consumers! Research shows 90% of Canadians oppose surcharging
December 17, 2010

Responding to media reports suggesting Canada’s merchant lobbyists are seeking to impose surcharges on Canadian consumers when they pay by credit card, and have lobbied the Competition Bureau for the right to do so, the Consumers Association of Canada (CAC) today released the results of a survey that found 90% of Canadians oppose credit card surcharging. 

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Consumers’ Association of Canada Calls On Canadian Governments to Protect Consumers

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October 25, 2004

Consumers’ Association of Canada Calls On Canadian Governments to Protect Consumers From Secret Commissions Paid By Insurance Companies

Ottawa, October 25, 2004 - The Consumers’ Association today called on insurance regulators across Canada to protect consumers by taking action on secret commissions paid to brokers to steer business to particular insurance companies. “Consumers suffered huge increases in auto and property insurance rates over the last year and now we know one of the reasons why,” said Mr. Cran, President of the Consumers’ Association of Canada. 

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Consumers’ Association Welcomes New Brunswick’s Proposed Public Auto Insurance Plan

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April 2, 2004

Consumers’ Association Welcomes New Brunswick’s Proposed Public Auto Insurance Plan

Ottawa, April 2, 2004 - The Consumers’ Association of Canada today welcomed the release of the public auto insurance plan for New Brunswick. “The all party committee of the New Brunswick legislature should be congratulated for its efforts to design a new public auto insurance plan that delivers lower costs for consumers,” said Mr. Bruce Cran, President of the Association. 

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Consumers’ Association Brands Latest Plan By Private Insurers an Insult to Drivers in New Brunswick

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February 26, 2004

Consumers' Association Brands Latest Plan By Private Insurers an Insult to Drivers in New Brunswick

OTTAWA - "Consumers last summer delivered a loud and clear message on auto insurance to the New Brunswick Government," said Mr. Bruce Cran, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada. "Consumers said they were fed up with outrageous price increases by private auto insurers and they want action."

Since then the New Brunswick Government helped the auto insurance industry lock-in high prices for consumers while legislating a reduction in benefits to victims of crashes.

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Canadian Dairy Industry Milking Consumers

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December 11, 2003

Canadian Dairy Industry Milking Consumers

OTTAWA, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) will soon decide whether Canadians should pay more for dairy products in 2004. Canadian consumers say, "NO MORE", and demand that the CDC cease acting as a puppet of the dairy lobby.

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