Ad Complaints Reporting

Ad Standards' Ad Complaints Reports are an important part of the advertising industry's consumer response mechanism. The Reports provide valuable insights into consumer concerns about issues relating to advertising, and how the Standards Council interprets and applies the Code's clauses.

The Reports include:

  • case summaries of consumer complaints about advertisements that were found to contravene the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (Code) by the independent Standards Council
  • statistical reports on complaints that were administratively resolved by Ad Standards,
  • an annual Ad Complaints Report which provides statistical information about the reporting year's complaints and insights on current issues relating to advertising complaints.

Recent Complaint Case Summaries

Archived Case Summaries

Annual Ad Complaints and Disputes Reports

Broadcast Code for Advertising Children Complaint Case Summaries

Spirits Canada's Code of Responsible Advertising and Marketing Complaint Case Summaries

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