Statement by the Consumers Association of Canada Regarding the Competition Bureau's Challenge of Visa and MasterCard: Consumers will be the big losers under the Competition Bureau's Plan
Bruce Cran, President of the Consumers Association of Canada, has made the following statement in response to today's decision of the Competition Bureau to challenge two rules of Visa and MasterCard:
"The Consumers Association of Canada is extremely disappointed in today's decision by the Competition Bureau to challenge two critical consumer protection measures. This is a disappointing day for Canadian consumers. The Competition Bureau appears to have abandoned our interests in favour of the well-organized merchant lobby.
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.
Consumers Association seeks answers on cancellation of Canada-Iceland open skies agreement
October 10, 2010
The Consumers Association of Canada (CAC) is seeking an explanation from Transport Canada for the apparent cancellation of an open skies agreement with Iceland. According to published articles earlier this month, Icelandair has been forced to cancel planned flights to Toronto as a result.
Consumers Abandoned by Government in Alberta's Topsy Turvy World of Auto Insurance
(February 27, 2008)
The Consumers' Association of Canada deplores the actions taken by the Government of Alberta to protect the profits of Private Auto Insurance Companies. Within hours of the $4,000 injury cap being struck down by the courts, the Alberta government was structuring an appeal to prevent thousands of Albertans injured in auto accidents from being compensated for their pain and suffering.Read More
Is it Organic? How would you know?
November 2007 - Are you a consumer who assumes organic food is tested at some stage during its production? Silly consumer! Organic food isn’t tested. So how do you know it’s not fraudulent?
No one will die or get sick if they eat fraudulently organic food; they’ll just get unwittingly ripped off. Inspections of organic farms occur once a year, never on a surprise basis, and consist basically of a review of the farmer’s paperwork.