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Reforming the Competition Act to Defend Climate: The Need to Regulate Deceptive Ads

There is clearly no issue facing Canadians that is of higher importance than dealing with climate change. The Government of Canada’s current initiative to reform the Competition Act presents a unique opportunity to reform the Act’s provisions to better deter deceptive advertising – particularly deceptive advertising that poses a direct threat to global climate stability.

This submission, which has been sent to the Consultation on the Future of Competition Policy in Canada (letter below) and to the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, notes that one of the key “opportunities” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in this reform process is to crack down on deceptive climate washing ads.