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.
April 18, 2020
The Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce Elaine Scott has been reappointed as an Observer to the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC).
Elaine has represented the CAC as an Observer of the CDC for many years and this is a critical role during these unprecedented times.
The CAC has been closely watching the food supply for all Canadians. President of the CAC, Bruce Cran, notes, "We have been very pleased with how dairy products continue to make it onto the grocery store shelves and into Canadian homes – and without price increases. In comparison to other countries in the world Canadians have benefited from our continuity of supply.”Read More
Ode to ‘Big Food’ Canada – Sharing the Love
Not content to stuff us fat with sugar, carbs and grease,
Overflowing aisles of junk to pump us all obese,
Trashing the environment and screwing local farms,
Over-processed fructose snacks and countless other harms,
The one percent of one percent, purveyors of our food,
Stand accused with foul intent: conspiring to collude.
Recently, Consumers' Association of Canada President, Bruce Cran and the Consumers' Representative on the Egg Farmers of Canada, Dr. Wayne Beggs, had the opportunity to visit a number of farms and review egg farming practices covered under the recently released Pullets and Laying Hens Code of Practice. The Code of Practice spells out safe and humane handling for egg producing flocks and outlines the orderly transition of the egg sector to enhanced cages. Cran and Beggs saw a number of egg production systems, including conventional cages, enhanced cages, free run, aviary and free range operations. "It is clear from this tour that these operators display a high-level of concern for their flocks" noted Cran. "We were impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the egg farmers we met".Read More
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October 10, 2013
The Consumers' Association congratulates the Harper Government on their decision to transfer the responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the Ministry of Health.
OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association congratulates the Harper Government on their decision to transfer the responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the Ministry of Health.
"We at the CAC believe this to be a positive step for Canadian Consumers and look forward to working with Minister Ambrose," said President Bruce Cran.Read More