About OC Magazine

OC Magazine is the magazine of Option consommateurs. It is published in English and French and is intended for every Canadian who is interested in current consumer issues. The magazine keeps readers informed of the major issues of the day by reporting on cutting-edge research that has been published nationally or internationally by non-profit organizations, universities and public authorities. OC Magazine is an indispensable source of information on practices that impact consumers.

Most of the articles that appear in OC Magazine are written by professional journalists. OC Magazine also permits certain public or private non-profit organizations with which it does not have a partnership agreement—its collaborator—to publish articles for a fee.

Some of these however, may be produced by Option consommateurs’ partners. As stipulated in Option consommateurs’ partnership policy, these are public or private non-profit organizations whose mission is compatible with our own and have been selected by a committee composed of 3 to 5 people (the Partnership Committee). It should be noted that establishing a partnership with an organization does not imply an endorsement of its values or practices. Nor does it constrain Option consommateurs from expressing itself or acting in accordance with its own wishes. In addition, Option consommateurs reserves the right to refuse or terminate a partnership in certain circumstances.

Option consommateurs’ collaborators and partners are required to comply with the organization’s partnership policy.

OC Magazine also makes pages available to interested parties from the consumer milieu who would like to share their views on current issues.

The magazine does not accept any commercial advertising. It does, however, accept social advertisements. Please note that the publication of an article by a contributor (partner or collaborator) or a social advertisement is in no way binding on Option consommateurs and OC Magazine.

Anyone wishing to reproduce a text published in OC Magazine, in whole or in part, must request permission from the Editor-in-Chief. This may be granted in certain cases and is always conditional on the source being clearly indicated.

Option consommateurs received funding under Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations for the development of the OC Magazine website and its first articles, which were published in November 2019, as well as for the development of a business plan for the magazine. The opinions expressed in this report are not necessarily those of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada or the Government of Canada.

The Team

Chief Executive Officer of Option consommateurs and Head of Partnerships: Christian Corbeil

Editor-in-Chief: Qolab – Bureau créatif

Journalists: Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow, Gabrielle Tremblay-Baillargeon

Translators: Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow, Roy Cartlidge, Kathe Lieber

Revisers: Marie-Thérèse Duval, Roy Cartlidge, Kathe Lieber


OC Magazine was launched in November 2019. It came into being thanks to the joint efforts of journalists Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow, who, in the winter of 2018-2019, carried out editorial, journalism and translation work. They were supported by a team at Option consommateurs made up of Christian Corbeil, Executive Director, Maryse Guénette, Director, Research and Advocacy, Alexandre Plourde, lawyer, and Alex Nguyen, site manager. Maryse Guénette took over as editor-in-chief as of the summer of 2019. She served in this position until September 2021.

Contact us

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Use of the website

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Advertise with us

OC Magazine makes its pages available, for a fee, to public or private non-profit organizations. It also agrees to publish social advertising.

Would you like to write an article in our pages or send a public service announcement to our readers? You can contact us by email at If we are interested in the topic you propose, we will get in touch with you.