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Mar 14, 2018, 10:00 ET The Sharing Economy - Many grey areas

MONTREAL, March 14, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The sharing economy results in many benefits, but it also involves great challenges, mainly in terms of consumer protection. With whom does the consumer using...


Mar 01, 2018, 12:00 ET Fraud Prevention Month: united front against scammers - Option consommateurs takes part in awareness campaign

MONTREAL, March 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs, the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Sûreté du Québec join together today to launch the 14th edition of Fraud...


Aug 16, 2017, 06:00 ET Class Action: Option consommateurs signs an agreement regarding the Pharmaprix Optimum Program - Optimum Points could be distributed

MONTREAL, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs has entered into an agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, 911979 Alberta Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. and Pharmaprix Inc....


Dec 19, 2016, 12:41 ET Volkswagen and Lawyers for consumer class announce settlement in Canada on 2.0L TDI Diesel Vehicles

Proposed nationwide class settlement provides cash payments for approximately 105,000 2.0L TDI diesel vehicles in Canada. Many owners and lessees of these vehicles will also have choices that may...


Mar 15, 2016, 10:00 ET Option consommateurs asks technology companies to better respect the privacy of consumers

MONTREAL, March 15, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - In a study made public today, Option consommateurs believes that companies that offer free online services such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo...


Nov 27, 2015, 14:23 ET Retirement planning tools offered by financial institutions - Option consommateurs raises some problems

MONTREAL, Nov. 27 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Do consumers receive sound advice when it comes to retirement planning? In a report published today, Option consommateurs analyzed these tools and explains their ...


Sep 28, 2015, 15:00 ET Harmonization of consumer protection standards - Option consommateurs wants consumers to be better protected

MONTREAL, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Improve the protection of consumers when they buy online from a merchant located in another province. Study the possibility of harmonizing gift card...


Mar 04, 2014, 13:40 ET Tanning Salons: Option consommateurs denounces major legislative deficiencies and lack of information about risks

MONTREAL, March 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs today launched its research report entitled Spotlight on Tanning Salons. In line with its mission to defend the rights and interests of...


Sep 11, 2013, 07:26 ET Ice Storm of January 1998 - Total settlement of $ 52.5 million - Approximately two million people could be compensated

MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs has obtained a total settlement of $ 52.5 million as a result of the class action following the ice storm of 1998. Approximately two...


Feb 06, 2013, 11:01 ET The 2012-2013 season of Éconologis is officially underway!

Option consommateurs proudly operates the program for Greater Montreal MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - From now until March 2013, Option consommateurs will be offering free energy efficiency...


Nov 28, 2012, 09:30 ET The 2012-2013 season of Éconologis is officially underway! Option consommateurs proudly operates the program for Greater Montreal

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - From now until March 2013, Option consommateurs will be offering free energy efficiency consultation visits as part of the Éconologis program. Close to 2000...


Oct 23, 2012, 08:43 ET January 1998 Ice Storm - An agreement in principle between Option consommateurs and 4 insurance companies - More than 200,000 people could receive compensation

MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs has reached an agreement with four of the 19 insurance companies involved in a class action lawsuit launched after the ice storm crisis of...


Aug 21, 2012, 11:00 ET Option consommateurs calls on consumers to do their part to block the acquisition of Astral by Bell

MONTREAL, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Option consommateurs launched its online petition and invites consumers to do their part to block Bell's acquisition of Astral by making their voices...


Dec 14, 2010, 16:46 ET Option consommateurs hails the passage of The Canada Consumer Product Safety
Act as a historic occasion for Canada's consumers

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs congratulate the members of the Senate of Canada for passing the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act last night. The Act had had the support of all...


Nov 30, 2010, 07:00 ET Telecommmunications - Consumers often left to their own devices, according to
Option consommateurs

MONTREAL, Nov. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - To coincide with the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission hearings on the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), Option...


Oct 07, 2010, 17:59 ET Option consommateurs urges the speedy adoption by Parliament of Bill C-36 The
Consumer Product Safety Act

OTTAWA, Oct 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs urges Parliament to pass the Consumer Product Safety Bill C-36, which was brought to the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon. An earlier...


Oct 07, 2010, 08:00 ET Federal Budget - Option consommateurs proposes a consumer-oriented budget

OTTAWA, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs, the Montreal-based consumer rights organization, appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons, in Ottawa on Wednesday, ...


Mar 15, 2010, 07:00 ET World Consumer Rights Day: Option consommateurs urges the federal Finance
Department to respect and promote consumer rights

MONTREAL, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs is marking World Consumer Rights Day by calling Department of Finance Canada's attention to the major principles that ought to be guiding its...


Mar 11, 2010, 10:23 ET No food recall poses health risk Option consommateurs asks Agriculture
Minister to intervene

MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs is concerned over the decision by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to authorize the sale of potentially contaminated food and has...


Mar 04, 2010, 07:00 ET Media release - Option consommateurs to react to federal budget

MONTREAL, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Please note that Option consommateurs Ottawa's head office Anu Bose will be presenting her reactions on the federal budget after the partner's lockup session. She...


Jan 18, 2010, 11:00 ET Coalition denounces the termination of Éconologis, the only program aimed at
reducing energy bills in low-income households

MONTREAL and QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - A coalition of organizations is strenuously denouncing the decision by Agence d'efficacité énergétique (AEÉ) to abandon Éconologis, the only energy...


Dec 16, 2009, 15:46 ET Product Safety Bill weakened by the Senate, deeply regrets Option
consommateurs

MONTREAL, Dec. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Option consommateurs deeply regrets the Senate's decision to adopt an amended version of the Bill C-6, the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act. We believe that this...


Nov 26, 2009, 10:30 ET Option consommateurs denounces five credit card practices

MONTREAL, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - With the Holiday season just around the corner, Option consommateurs wants to warn consumers about certain practices used by credit cards issuers that are likely to...


Oct 16, 2009, 12:57 ET TV Alliance demands fair treatment for consumers

- "Heritage Minister James Moore called for special consumer hearings on the TV debate, but consumers at an unfair disadvantage in the process" - "It's time to regulate the basic rate...