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About Us - Our Mandate

"Promoting the interests of Canadian consumers"

Under the Department of Industry Act, the Minister of Industry is mandated to promote and protect consumer interests throughout Canada. The Minister's powers also extend to measures to strengthen the national economy, promote sustainable development, ensure an efficient internal market governed by effective marketplace rules, and foster science and innovation.

The OCA contributes to this broad mandate by helping to build trust in the marketplace, so that consumers can protect themselves and confidently and knowledgeably drive demand for innovative products and services at competitive prices.

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