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Think Consumers e-periodical serves the consumer protection and empowerment professional community in Canada.
The July 2023 issue includes:
Making a Difference
Don Mercer discusses his experiences after 35 years with the Competition Bureau, and 14 years as president of the Consumers Council of Canada.
What Do We Mean By Price?
Politicians are finding traction by targeting drips, junk fees, network access fees and other methods used to obscure the difference between a product’s price and the total costs to consumers.
Minister Skirts Consumer Advocate Questions In Petition Response
The federal government once again fails to tell the public why it has abandoned its commitment for a Canadian Consumer Advocate in response to a petition seeking answers.
The Curious Timing of Bread-Fixing Plea
Canada Bread agrees to a $50 million fine for fixing prices dating back to 2007, and the Competition Bureau also releases its initial report into grocery retailer competitiveness.
New Consumers Council Leadership
The Consumers Council of Canada has a new president, and announces other board changes following its 2023 annual general meeting.
Funding for Consumer Research Projects
The federal government announces the 14 research projects and seven development products from applications from non-profit consumer groups for 2023-25.
More Unsafe Window Coverings
Health Canada continues to find corded window blinds that violate safety regulations that have been in place for more than two years.
Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Review
Finance Canada is looking to update Canada’a anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws. Health Canada looks to prevent future drug shortages.
Consumers Council of Canada's 2022-23 Annual Report of Activities
Once a year, Consumers Council of Canada inserts its Annual Report of Activities for its previous fiscal year in Think Consumers.