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Economics & Finance

Consumers’ Association of Canada Submission to the Department of Finance

September 8, 2021

The CAC responds to the Department of Finance consultation launched on August 4, 2021 on reducing credit card transaction fees. It is time for the Department of Finance to recognize that it must represent the interests of all payment stakeholders, not just merchants, or it will be consumers once again that will end up paying.

See the full submission here.

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Congratulations to the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC)

May 24, 2020

The Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC) is an official observer of our made in Canada supply management system that has served Canadian Consumers well during this difficult period. Says CAC President Bruce Cran, “We have been monitoring dairy prices and availability since the crisis started and I am pleased to say both have remained stable from coast to coast. Well done CDC and all the stakeholders who make our supply management system for dairy a success.” 

Following are some photos from a recent CAC Survey.

 

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Canadian Auto Parts Price-Fixing Class Actions

April 17, 2017

Proposed Settlements and Distribution of Settlement Funds in Canadian Auto Parts Price-Fixing Class Actions

Between 1999 and 2017, did you or your company:

Purchase and/or lease a new or used automotive vehicle in Canada or for import into Canada; and/or

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VEHICLE CARRIER SERVICES CLASS ACTION

MARCH 26, 2017

DID YOU PAY TO SHIP A CAR OR OTHER VEHICLE OR EQUIPMENT WITH WHEELS BY OCEAN FREIGHT FROM AN OVERSEAS LOCATION TO CANADA BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1, 1997 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

More information can be found at the case websites:

French http://www.actioncollectiveroro.com/ and

English http://www.roroclassaction.com/.

 

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Financing a Car?

March 10, 2016

DON’T FINANCE THE PURCHASE A VEHICLE UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THIS RECENTLY RELEASED REPORT BY THE FINANCIAL CONSUMER AGENCY OF CANADA.

English version here, and french version here.

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