Issues and Activities

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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Canadian Dairy Industry Milking Consumers

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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Consumers Want Mandatory Labelling of Genetically Modified Foods

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

December 3, 2003

Consumers Want Mandatory Labelling of Genetically Modified Foods

CALGARY, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - "Consumers have the right to know what's in their food and they overwhelmingly want the Federal Government to mandate labelling of genetically modified foods," said Mr. Bruce Cran, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada.

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CAC Fights High Auto Insurance Prices

General News

 

Consumers' Association of Canada Fights High Auto Insurance Prices 


(October 28, 2003) Auto insurance has become a very hot consumer issue across Canada. How hot? Just ask the consumers of New Brunswick! Consumers in that province, having experienced auto insurance rate increases of up to 300%, voiced their displeasure at the polls almost un-electing the Lord Government. In response to this situation, the New Brunswick Government decided that the way to try and keep rates down was to reduce benefits paid to innocent victims of crashes. 

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Consumers’ Association Calls National Meeting To Discuss Solutions To The Auto Insurance Crisis

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Sept. 29, 2003

Canadian Politicians Confused - Consumers' Association Calls National Meeting To Discuss Solutions To The Auto Insurance Crisis

OTTAWA, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - "While Canadians are looking to politicians to find solutions to the auto insurance rate issue, many politicians are clearly confused by what solutions should be implemented," said Mr. Mel Fruitman, President of the Consumers' Association of Canada. "Consumers living in provinces with private auto insurance must be shaking their heads in disbelief at what different politicians have done, or are talking about doing, to fix the auto insurance problem."

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