Competition Bureau and Consumer Protection BC join forces to protect consumers

News Release

Memorandum of understanding enhances cooperation across jurisdictions 

January 17, 2018 – VANCOUVER, BC – Competition Bureau / Consumer Protection BC 

Today, the Competition Bureau and Consumer Protection BC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will enhance cooperation and help foster a fair and competitive marketplace for the benefit of consumers and the economy, in British Columbia and all of Canada. 

Both organizations play a key role in protecting consumers. This MOU will provide a framework for cooperation between agencies on enforcement matters, marketplace trends, policy and matters of mutual interest. 

Collaboration with domestic and international counterparts is key to effective enforcement of competition and consumer protection legislation. 

Quotes

“I am pleased that the Bureau and Consumer Protection BC will be able to work together more closely to protect, educate and serve consumers in British Columbia and all of Canada. Collaboration across levels of government is a critical element in fostering a competitive, innovative and compliant marketplace.” 

John Pecman
Commissioner of Competition 

“We are pleased to recognize and formalize our long-standing relationship with the Competition Bureau of Canada. This MOU supports both our agencies in our work to advance and protect consumer interests as well as ensuring a fair marketplace for all.” 

Rob Gialloreto
President & CEO, Consumer Protection BC

Quick Facts

  • Consumer Protection BC is the regulator of a variety of sectors and specific consumer transactions in British Columbia. Its mandate is to license and inspect regulated businesses, respond to consumer inquiries, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, classify all general release motion pictures and provide information and referrals to consumers.

  • The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

  • The Bureau and Consumer Protection BC are involved in a number of MOUs with domestic agencies, which allows them to strengthen and broaden their collaboration efforts.

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Contacts

For media enquiries, please contact:
Media Relations, Competition Bureau
Telephone: 819-994-5945
Email: ic.media-cb-bc.ic@canada.ca 

Media Relations, Consumer Protection BC
Telephone: 1-888-564-9963 ext 2824
Email: media@consumerprotectionbc.ca

For general enquiries, please contact:
Information Centre
Competition Bureau
Telephone: 819-997-4282
Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
TTY (hearing impaired): 1-866-694-8389
www.competitionbureau.gc.ca
Enquiries/Complaints
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The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

Consumer Protection BC
Telephone: 1-888-564-9963
www.consumerprotectionbc.ca
info@consumerprotectionbc.ca

Consumer Protection BC is a provincial regulator responsible for administering British Columbia’s consumer protection laws.

 


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