The Consumer Complaints Blog

Fighting the trained monkey in modern society.

March 19, 2006

Consumer Protection Sites in Canada

Filed under: Resources — Editor @ 4:14 pm

Even though we think that most of these agencies have little or no power. Well, let’s be honest. We actually think they are a huge joke. Kind of like the life jackets on airplanes. Ever seen footage of a plane hitting the water? Not exactly a smooth landing…

In any case. We thought it would be nice to put together a list of places people can try to exercise their rights. We’ve tried in the past without much success but there is strength in numbers.

Please let us know if there are any problems with the links.

All Industries
Better Business Bureau(s)


Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan

Motor Vehicle Industry Council (Alberta)

Motor Vehicle Industry Council (Ontario)

Automobile Protection Association

Automobile Consumer Coalition

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising Standards Canada

Canadian Marketing Association

Competition Bureau

The Bereavement Register

Communications (Radio, Television, Telephone, etc.)

Cable Television Standards Council

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Canadian Broadcast Standards Council

Energy, Gas, Electricity

Ontario Energy Board

Quebec Energy Board / Régie de l’énergie Québec

Centre for Energy

Independent Electricity Market Operator

Energy Shop (energy price comparisons)

Financial Services

Financial Consumers Agency of Canada

Centre for the Financial Services Ombudsnetwork

Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments

Canadian Bankers Association — Ombudsman

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Financial Planners Standards Council (look under “Enforcement”)

Investment Dealers Association

Canadian Payments Association

Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy

Government of Canada Financial Services Links


Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Report a Food Complaint

Canadian Food Inspection Agency — Consumer Information

Canadian Partnership for Food Safety Information Education

Health and Safety

Health Canada — Product Reporting

Health Canada — Consumer Product Safety

Health Canada — Consumer and Public Involvement

Health Canada — Health Protection Consumer Reports

Canadian Toy Testing Council

Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Housing, Building and Construction

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canadian Home Builders Association


General Insurance Ombudservice

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario

Provincial Insurance Council (Alberta)

Provincial Insurance Council (British Columbia)

Provincial Insurance Council (Manitoba)

Provincial Insurance Council (Saskatchewan)

Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators

Insurance Canada — Consumer Information


Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Travel and Transportation

Air Travel Complaints Commission

Canadian Transportation Agency