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regulation of misleading advertising in Canada a comparative approach by Ronald Ivan Cohen

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Published by Canadian Consumer Council in Ottawa, [Ont.] .
Written in English


  • Advertising laws -- Canada.,
  • Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- Canada.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: leaves [133]-[136]

Other titlesMisleading advertising in Canada.
Statementby Ronald I. Cohen.
ContributionsCanadian Consumer Council
LC ClassificationsKF1614 .C65
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 132, [5] leaves ;
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15147160M

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