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Smart Shopping Tips for Ontarians

McGuinty Government Releases 2011 Smart Consumer Calendar

Ministry of Consumer Services

Ontario is helping more consumers protect themselves with the release of the 2011 Smart Consumer Calendar.

The calendar features different consumer protection themes and tips each month. Topics include what consumers need to know about buying or selling a home, dealing with telemarketers, switching energy suppliers, changes to the province's auto insurance system, and many more.

In addition to English and French, the calendar is also available in Chinese (simplified and traditional), Spanish, Punjabi and Tamil.

Free copies of the calendar can be ordered at www.serviceontario.ca/publications or by calling 1-800-668-9938 (TTY toll-free at1-800-268-7095). Copies can be downloaded at www.ontario.ca/consumerservices.

Quick Facts

  • Each calendar contains a postage-paid comment card. In 2010, 99 per cent of respondents said the calendar made them more informed and 82 per cent said they would change their behaviour in making future purchases.

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“We want Ontarians to learn how to protect themselves in the marketplace. Our calendar helps them do that - it makes smart shopping easier and helps all Ontarians be savvy consumers.”

The Honourable John Gerretsen

Minister of Consumer Services.

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