July 8th, 2016 Système anti-pollution : Option consommateurs négocie avec Volkswagen
Après les révélations concernant les émissions polluantes des véhicules Volkswagen, Option consommateurs a déposé un recours collectif au nom des consommateurs du Québec. Des négociations sont actuellement en cours avec l’entreprise pour les véhicules équipés d’un moteur de 2,0 litres.
July 7th, 2016 A Moment of Privacy: Monitoring Data
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.
June 30th, 2016 A Moment of Privacy: Youth and Privacy
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.
June 23rd, 2016 A Moment of Privacy: Fitness Trackers
In this second video from our series A Moment of Privacy, Andrew Hilts,executive director and reasarch lead at Open Effect, presents the report Every Step You Fake: A Comparative Analysis of Fitness Tracker Privacy and Security..
June 1st, 2012 BlackOut SpeakOut : Saying “no” to the Canadian government’s Bill C-38
Option consommateurs voices its concerns about Bill C-38 by joining in the BlackOut SpeakOut initiative on June 4th. For this event, some 50 organizations will put their website offline in protest against the hasty implementation of the bill that would result in the threat of certain Canadian consumer rigths.
July 23rd, 2009 Investigation into the 2008 Maple Leaf listeriosis crisis
The Government of Canada must commit to making food safety one of its top priorities
"Maple Leaf Foods did not conduct the trend analysis required under its listeria control policy. The recurring positive results were not known, nor were the positive results verified to determine the presence/absence of listeria monocytogenes...."
In making this observation in her report of July 21, 2009, Ms. Sheila Weatherill, the independent investigator, helped debunk the myth of effective self-regulation in Canada's food inspection system. Ms Weatherill was commissioned by the federal government to conduct an independent investigative review as a result of the 2008 listeriosis outbreak.