The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act prohibits unfair practices, sets out the requirements for certain consumer contracts and provides licensing requirements for regulated businesses. The current Act consolidates several consumer statutes and better protects consumers by standardizing contract terms, clarifying cancellation rights and ensuring that penalties for infractions are applied consistently across industries. The current Act also addresses new areas of consumer law, like internet sales, to harmonize with other Canadian jurisdictions.
To view the Act in its entirety, click the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act.
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