Issues and Activities

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 seeks answers on cancellation of Canada-Iceland open skies agreement


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. 

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Consumers Abandoned by Government in Alberta’s Topsy Turvy World of Auto Insurance

General News

  

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.

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Is it Organic? How would you know?

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. 

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

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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