What businesses need to know about amendments to Canadian consumer protection laws in 2017

Canadian consumer protection laws

The past year has been a busy one for provincial governments and consumer protection laws in Canada. Several provinces have been busy closing gaps and loopholes that had resulted in some businesses being caught by consumer protection legislation while other similar ones fell outside the scope of the legislation. Other provinces have entered into whole new areas of commerce that had been previously untouched by regulatory authorities.

This paper provides important updates for businesses involved in:

  • Home inspections;
  • Debt collection;
  • Door-to-door sales;
  • Government cheque-cashing;
  • Payday loans and other "high-cost credit products"; and
  • Travel services.

This paper is not a legal opinion and should not be considered to be a legal opinion. It is therefore important that you consult the information contained herein for general guidance purposes only.