Tuesday, Jul 24, 2007
The use of “Administrative Monetary Penalties”, otherwise known as “AMPs”, is a unique enforcement scheme that has gained significant attention from international regulators. AMPs are increasingly used to engender compliance and cooperation from the ‘regulated community’, to secure environmental or consumer protection, and to encourage the timely rectification of ...
Wednesday, Dec 08, 2004
PIAC comments on the Competition Bureau's Consultation Paper, “Treatment of Efficiencies in the Competition Act”
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PIAC comments on the Competition Bureau's Consultation Paper
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) welcomes this opportunity to submit comments in response to the Competition ...
Thursday, Sep 30, 2004
Report: Corporate Retaliation Against Consumers: The Status of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) in Canada
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The Full report is available as a PDF
This report examines the phenomenon of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) in Canada. SLAPPs are lawsuits or the threat of a lawsuit, ...
Thursday, Sep 23, 2004
This Media Release is available as a PDF [pdf file: 0.03mb]
Smart Regulation Will Need Public Input To Succeed
Smart Regulation, a new strategy for regulation recommended by a federal government appointed committee, will need considerable checks and balances, and in particular mandated public input, in order to achieve its goals. This was the conclusion of The Public Interest Advocacy ...
Sunday, Nov 30, 2003
PIAC's comments on the new Ontario Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and draft regulations
In PDF Format [pdf file: 0.16mb]
Monday, Sep 01, 2003
PIN: Public Interest Network: The Policy Development Network of the Consumers Council of Canada
PIN is an electronic Public Interest Network for policy development. It will be a database of some 500 thought leaders, selected across a wide range of sectors and categories, whose input on consumer policy matters can be solicited regularly, initially through on-line polling / surveys, and later ...
Monday, Jan 01, 2001
Threatened or sued for complaining about a product or service? Let us know!
Have you been warned by businesses that you may be subject to legal action after you voiced your dissatisfaction with a product or service received from them? PIAC is conducting research on the consumer experience in this area, and we need your stories. Email us at email@example.com if you've had such an experience, ...
Friday, Nov 03, 2000
Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Relations
Consumer Protection Consultation
250 Yonge St., 35th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2N5
Re: Consumer Protection Consultation
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on proposals for reform of Ontario's consumer protection legislation.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is a national, non-profit organization which has ...
Saturday, Jan 08, 2000
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A Garland For Consumers?
In October of 1998, the Supreme Court of Canada found that the Late Payment Penalties (LPP) charged by Consumers’ Gas may constitute a criminal interest rate contrary to section 347 of the Criminal Code. The decision, in Garland v. Consumers’ Gas, was unexpected insofar as the LPP had been ...
Wednesday, Oct 07, 1998
Grants and Contributions Program Budget Office of Consumer Affairs – Letter to the Honourable John Manley, Minister of Industry (November 17, 1999)
VIA FAX AND MAIL
Honourable John Manley
Minister of Industry
235 Queen Street
11th floor, East Tower
Dear Minister Manley:
Re: Grants and Contributions Program Budget Office of Consumer Affairs
On behalf of the ...