Toronto, Ontario, November 13, 2012

Archived - Minister Menzies Highlights Harper Government’s Efforts to Inform and Protect Consumers

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As part of a series of Financial Literacy Month events, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today participated in the launch of Credit Education Week Canada 2012 with Laurie Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Canada Debt Solutions.

“Financial literacy gives people the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions,” said Minister Menzies. “Our Government is committed to protecting consumers. With respect to credit products, we want to be sure Canadians understand what fees and conditions apply, so that they can continue making informed financial decisions in their day-to-day lives, which in turn contributes to a stronger economy for all Canadians.”

Now in its sixth year, Credit Education Week Canada runs from November 12-16 and promotes sound personal money management.

Financial Literacy Month raises awareness of the importance of acquiring life skills that can allow Canadians to act knowledgeably and with confidence when managing their personal financial affairs. The Harper Government is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of all Canadians both by increasing awareness of financial literacy resources, and by strengthening the existing consumer protection framework through a variety of regulations on issues as diverse as prepaid cards and credit agreements.

For further information, media may contact:

Bram Sepers
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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