When enlisting the services of a real estate or mortgage broker, a person has the right to expect professional services. At the OACIQ (Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec), we ensure that!
Montreal, 14th of March 2018 – 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 an online sharing economy platforms (OSEP) conclude a contract? What are his rights and remedies when something goes wrong? What about civil liability? Insurance? […]
Montreal August 16 , 2017 – Option consommateurs has entered into an agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, 911979 Alberta Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. and Pharmaprix Inc. (collectively “Pharmaprix”) in a class action regarding the Pharmaprix Optimum Program.
In this fourth video from our series A Moment of Privacy, Heidi Bohaker, associate professor at the University of Toronto, presents the report Seeing Through the Cloud: National Jurisdiction and Location of Data, Servers, and Networks Still Matter in a Digitally Interconnected World. Many Canadians don’t know that their digital data often ends up stored outside […]
Montreal, March 28, 2018 – A large number of class action suits are initiated in Canada every year. When there is a settlement or a favourable judgment, the members of many of these class actions are eligible for compensation. In a research study published today, Option consommateurs has analyzes the factors that influence take-up rates […]
March 1, 2018 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau 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 Prevention Month with a panel discussion on fraud.
Proposed nationwide class settlement in Canada provides benefits for approximately 20,000 3.0L Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles. Cash payments available to owners and lessees of affected model year 2013-2016 vehicles who receive the recall for an emissions repair to bring their vehicle into full compliance with originally certified emissions standards. Cash payments also available […]
Ajax, Toronto, ON et Montréal, QC, April 21st, 2017 – Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. and Canadian class counsel announced today that both the Québec and Ontario Courts have granted approval of the nationwide settlement agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the 2.0L diesel emissions matter for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles. The Ontario Court […]
In this third video from our series A Moment of Privacy, Matthew Johnson, director of education at MediaSmarts, presents the report Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III. Young people value their privacy. They care a lot about the image of themselves that people see online. They want to control who can see their photos […]