The Office of Consumer Affairs, Industry Canada, wishes to express its gratitude to the following expert advisors, for their contributions to the development of the Consumer Trends Report:
- Don Drummond
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group
- Ron Hirshhorn
- Derek Ireland
Director and Senior Economist, Chreod Ltd.
- Robert R. Kerton
Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo
- Amanda Maltby
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Canadian Marketing Association
- Judith Maxwell
President, Canadian Policy Research Networks
- Geneviève Reed
Head of Research and Representation, Option consommateurs
- Andrew Sharpe
Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Living Standards
- R.A. (Bob) Whitelaw
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus
The valuable assistance and recommendations provided by Statistics Canada, through the close collaboration of the Income Statistics Division, are also gratefully acknowledged.
Specific sections of this report also benefited from the time and expertise of representatives from the RBC Financial Group Chair of E-Commerce at HEC Montréal, the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity at Ryerson University, Equifax Canada, and numerous other reviewers and consultants who assisted in the completion of this project.