MONTREAL - A Montreal-based consumer group has filed complaints with federal and provincial authorities against eight furniture retailers operating in Quebec and Ontario.

The group Option consommateurs alleges it has found misleading practices such as items advertised to be "on sale" when they're at the current price.

The group says its complaints were filed with the federal Competition Bureau and the consumer-protection ministries for Quebec and Ontario.

Most of the alleged infractions were in the Ottawa and Montreal areas but none of the allegations have been proven.

The complaints name The Bay, Brault & Martineau, The Brick (TSX:BRK) and its Brick Clearance Centre, Dormez-vous, Germain Lariviere, Leons (TSX:LNF), Mattress Mart and Sears.