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On this date, 55 years ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic address to Congress outlining his vision of consumer rights. This was the first time any politician had formally set out such principles and they laid the basis for what would become the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection. As a result, Consumers International annually celebrates March 15th as World Consumer Rights Day.
As part of World Consumer Rights Day, PIAC is pleased to announce Consumers 150: The State of Canadian Consumers and Advocacy, on September 19th and 20th, 2017. This two-day event in Ottawa during Canada’s 150th birthday will analyze a series of contemporary issues facing Canadian consumers. Consumers 150 will also facilitate a discussion of how to meet present and future challenges associated with consumer advocacy in Canada.
Consumers 150 will cover issues that promote access, participation and innovation that is good for consumers, the economy and society. The event is the result of extensive collaboration between consumer advocacy organizations operating across Canada. PIAC is pleased to work with Option consommateurs, the Consumers Council of Canada and Union des consommateurs to organize this unique event.
We encourage you to visit the Consumers 150 website stay tuned for further details as they become available. If you wish to join the discussions on September 19th and 20th, please consult the “Register Now” link on the website. Promotional opportunities are also available.
We look forward to seeing you September 19th and 20th in Ottawa.
PIAC acknowledges the contribution of funds from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations to assist in preparing this event. The views expressed at the event, on the event website, or in any document associated with Consumers 150 are not necessarily those of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada or the Government of Canada.