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Glad to have our own little corner here now!


I'll add my disorganized set of links. I've also got a contact name and direct fax for the NS ombudsman's office at work so I'll bring that home and add it here.




CanLaw Link about Credit Scores




Better Business Bureau



United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection



Links to the Laws and Rules in each Province for Collection Agencies:



How to resolve errors on credit report:



Links to Consumer Groups:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02389.html This page also has an extensive list of Consumer Groups specific to Quebec


Consumers' Association of Canada



Understanding your Credit Score and the Rules, Laws and Agreements surrounding the Credit Bureaus:



Comprehensive list of prohibited collection practices:



Collection rules, laws, etc links



Equifax Consumer Information Centre:



The section of Equifax's FAQ's that notes how long items stay on credit files with their institution:



Canadian Consumer Information Gateway






Financial Consumer Agency of Canada


The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada works to protect and educate consumers in the area of financial services, providing consumer information and overseeing financial institutions to ensure that they comply with federal consumer protection measures, including legislation.


6th Floor, 427 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa Ontario K1R 1B9

Telephone: 613-996-5454

Toll-free: 1-866-461-3222

TTY: 613-947-7771

Toll-free: 1-866-914-6097

Fax: 613-941-1436

Toll-free: 1-866-814-2224

Website: www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca


Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions


The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is the primary regulator of federal financial institutions (mostly banks) and pension plans. Its mission is to safeguard policyholders, depositors and pension plan members from undue loss.


255 Albert Street

Ottawa Ontario K1A 0H2

Telephone: 613-943-3950

Toll-free: 1-800-385-8647

TTY: 613-943-3980

Fax: 613-990-5591

Website: www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/osfi/index_e.aspx?ArticleID=3



Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs:


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