Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) has recently provided notice
of important amendments to the Canadian Code of Advertising
Standards ("Code") and the Consumer Complaints
Procedure ("Complaints Procedure") that took effect
on February 1, 2014.
Regarding the amendments to the Code, advertisers should take
note that visual disclaimers used in advertising that falls within
the purview of the Code will be required to be clearly legible
(versus the previous requirement that merely stipulated that such
disclaimers must be clearly visible). This amendment
was adopted in response to complaints received from consumers on
the basis that certain disclaimers used in advertising are
illegible because they are too small and not displayed for a
sufficient period of time to enable them to be read and
understood. Further, the Code has been amended to clarify
that the phrase "political advertising" (which is
specifically excluded from the purview of the Code) extends to
advertising about political issues existing in Canada or
Regarding the Complaints Procedure, three amendments appear to
be of particular importance: (i) an amendment that is
intended to streamline and simplify the administrative resolution
process that applies to Clause 1 and 3 complaints; (ii) an
amendment that provides a definition for the terms "correction
advertisement" and "correction notice",
respectively; and (iii) an amendment that provides retail
advertisers with certain options with respect to the steps that may
be taken to correct an erroneous advertisement.
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