SmartVote: Conservative election platform weak on consumer protection
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Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) in Ottawa.
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“I would have liked to see a more forward-looking consumer agenda. Despite a commitment to consumer rights in copyright and further wireless competition, the Conservative platform does not tackle key consumer priorities like financial services and transportation. It misses an opportunity to commit to a true consumer voice at the Cabinet table, which would have made more progress on consumer matters than by previous governments,” said John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, one of Canada’s leading consumer-interest organizations.
See also: Consumers and Bill C-32 (Copyright Act). Canadian Consumer Initiative.