The CAC is a volunteer-based, non-governmental organization dedicated to
represent the interests of Canadian consumers.  Founded in 1947, it is the
only nationally-organized group of consumers in Canada.

There are provincial associations in British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. 
There are also a number of local committees or branches, and their
activity depends on local consumer issues and the interest of volunteers
to work on them.

To contact the Victoria Committee of the CAC, e-mail to
or	ug828@freenet.victoria.bc.ca

To contact the BC association, phone 682-3535 or write CAC (B.C.), 306-198
West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5.

The CAC receives its funds from membership dues, donations from individuals, 
and from federal grants for specific projects.

The CAC is run by a Board of Directors, whose members represent each
province and who are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Membership can be obtained by sending $25 to:   ConsumersÕ Association of
Canada, Box 9300, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T9, along with your name and
address.  A receipt for a charitable donation is issued.

The CAC publishes the Newsletter, sent quarterly to members, and the
Bulletin, which is carried in Consumer Reports, a US publication received
by about 500 000 Canadian subscribers. 		
At the last Annual General Meeting, the members chose the issue priorities
for the coming year:

	** health care reform, financial services, the information
highway, interprovincial trade barriers, consumer education and consumer
literacy, consumers and biotechnology, GST reform, consumer redress, price
visibility, package down-sizing, intellectual property provisions of trade
agreements, and environmental rights and responsibilities