More transparency needed in funeral industry; new legislation needs to go further to protect consum

With the funeral industry’s growing focus on upselling bereaved families, we are happy to see the Province of Manitoba expects to introduce new legislation this fall to strengthen consumer protection rules around pre-arranged funerals (Province probes pre-arranged funerals, July 9, 2015 Winnipeg Free Press). That is an important step forward, but we feel the legislation isn’t going far enough to reform the regulations that govern the industry. One of the biggest problems facing the industry is its perceived lack of transparency. The costs associated with funerals have risen sharply in the last two decades. According to the National Funeral Directors Association in the United States, the medi

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Integrity Cremation & Funeral Planning (Integrity Death Care Consultants of Winnipeg Inc.) is an alternative to the traditional funeral home. Although we are a licensed funeral home we do not maintain exclusivity agreements with, or accept commissions from, any supplier, including cemeteries or crematorium facilities. 

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