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Canadian Opposition party gains support for ban on banking fees

The Official Opposition in Canada has built cross party support for a motion to halt the rising tide of mandatory pay to pay banking charges.

Burning issue: Keurig recalls over 7 million coffee makers

It seems that a lot of people in the U.S. and Canada might have to go without a morning coffee for a while. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Keurig coffee company is recalling over 7 million coffee makers due to consumers being burnt.

U.S. lawsuit claim Budweiser watered down beers

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch, which brews the popular brand Budweiser, has been accused of watering down its beers in a class action brought in courts in various US states. The drinks giant refutes the claims saying they are “completely false".

Apple under fire in China

Apple is facing mounting criticism in China due to its failure to comply with domestic consumer protection laws. The China Consumer Association has condemned Apple for its after-sales practices.

Op-Ed: Fido’s System Access Fee Scam

One of Canada’s best known cell phone companies refuses to stop billing customer for a charge that was purportedly a government-mandated fee. Company abolished the charge for new customers.

Op-Ed: Taken Hostage by Cellphone Company

My cell phone story is similar to many, but with a personal twist. It involves a form of hostage-taking that many people are subjected to with virtually no appeal. Is there any wonder people don't trust mega-groups that sell us phones?

Ottawa Announces New Consumer Protection Regulations

The Canadian federal government has announced new consumer protection regulations to expand its regulatory role and enhance its powers to recall unsafe products from store shelves.

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