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Consumer Ministers Advance Initiatives to Protect Consumers in a Marketplace Without Borders
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for consumer affairs met today in Winnipeg to deal with consumer protection issues associated with a rapidly changing and increasingly open marketplace.
January 16, 2004

Consumer Ministers Take Action to Improve Consumer Protection in the Evolving Marketplace
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for consumer affairs met today in St. John's, Newfoundland to take action on important and emerging consumer issues in a rapidly changing marketplace. The meeting was co-chaired by the Honourable Brian Tobin, federal Minister of Industry and the Honourable Walter Noel, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Government Services and Lands.
May 25, 2001

Consumer Ministers Take Action on Consumer Fraud
The federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for consumer affairs met today in Charlottetown. This is the third meeting in as many years as the ministers continue to improve protection for consumers on several fronts. They approved a Cooperative Enforcement Agreement on Consumer-Related Measures. They also launched an information sharing network for enforcement agencies, Canshare, and announced public information campaigns on deceptive telemarketing and loan brokers' scams. Ministers also took stock of progress made in harmonizing cost of credit disclosure rules. In their discussion on electronic commerce, ministers agreed to work together to improve consumer information and protection in a borderless marketplace.
November 13, 1998

Ministers Responsible for Consumer Affairs Commit to Crackdown on Fraud
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for consumer affairs met today in Regina and adopted proposals for cooperative enforcement and harmonization in several consumer areas. There was full agreement that the first line of defence is a well-informed consumer. The Ministers agreed to expand public awareness campaigns, providing consumers with the information they need to protect themselves from cross-border scams like telemarketing fraud. The campaigns will build on consumer-awareness measures already in place as well as new initiatives, including exploring the publication of a national consumer resource guide that will be also made available through government web sites.
September 11, 1997


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