Issues and Activities

CAC Applauds Proposed NB Public Auto Insurance Plan

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CAC Applauds Proposed NB Public Auto Insurance Plan 


(April 2, 2004) On April 2, 2004 the New Brunswick Select Committee on Public Auto Insurance unveiled its final report, recommending that the province implement a public insurance system to protect its drivers against soaring premiums. 

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

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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Ground Beef Pricing Varies Across Canada

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Ground Beef Pricing Varies Across Canada 

(March 9, 2004) On February 27, 2004 the CAC conducted an unscientific, random telephone survey of ground beef prices in major grocery stores across Canada. Click here to see the results!

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

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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Consumers Assess Mergers Among Big Banks

A presentation to the Minister of Finance

December 31, 2003

The bulk of economic evidence does not support a case for mergers among big Canadian banks. Much of this evidence can be assessed by the Competition Bureau while prudential matters are appraised by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. However, additional appraisal of proposed bank mergers by the House of Commons is necessary for at least three reasons. These issues are: downstream impacts on costs in the economy, the concentration of power, and effects on the quality of financial services.

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