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  • Many Happy Returns this Holiday Season

    Dear Santa, 
    I recently discovered online shopping and bought my wife a beautiful lime green snowflake sweater for Christmas this year. Unfortunately I just

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  • Holiday Shoppers Urged To Get Informed

    {December 1, 2009} VICTORIA, BC - The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has issued the following News Release to assist consumers in shopping wisely

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  • Travel Industry Regulation Changes In Effect December 1, 2009

    {November 27, 2009} VICTORIA, BC - All licensed BC travel agents and travel wholesalers are advised that the second phase of changes,

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  • Consumer Protection BC Launches Compliance Assistance Program

    {November 9 , 2009} - VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC today introduced a new Compliance Assistance Information Form which will help licensed businesses and

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  • Ministry of Finance Rules on Proposed HST

    [October 15, 2009] - VICTORIA, BC - The Government of BC has released proposed general transitional rules to help guide businesses and consumers in a smooth

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  • New Rules for Payday Loans in Effect November 1

    [October 29, 2009] - VICTORIA, BC - New rules for payday loans in effect November 1.  Read the Information Bulletin from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor

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  • Consumer Protection BC Profiled on CTV

    [September 30, 2009] - VICTORIA, BC - Consumer Protection BC was recently profiled on the CTV consumer news program, "Olsen on Your Side".

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  • Exclusively Canada Ltd.'s Licence Suspended

    [September 18, 2009] - VICTORIA, BC - Consumer Protection BC is advising consumers and travel agencies that Exclusively Canada has ceased operations, effective

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  • Exhibition of Live Presentations

     

    {November 8, 2010} - BURNABY BC -  Under the Motion Picture Act, the definition of “film” includes pre-recorded motion pictures.

  • Student Film Competition

    {August 24th, 2009} - VICTORIA BC – Stephanie Blakey, a film student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, has won the first-ever Consumer Protection BC

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  • Vulnerable Targeted by Door-to-door Salespeople

    {July 15, 2009 } VICTORIA, BC – The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) is warning consumers that the elderly continue to be a target of

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  • Swine Flu

    {April 29, 2009} VICTORIA, BC – The Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) has received inquiries from both

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  • Conquest Vacations

    {April 17, 2009} -Victoria, BC - On April 15, 2009 Conquest Vacations announced the cessation of its tour operations. Conquest has been offering vacation travel to

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  • Conquest Vacations Resources Published

    On April 15, 2009 Conquest Vacations announced that the company was cancelling operations, effectively immediatly. Please view the resources below to quickly locate

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  • Consumers Urged to Ensure their Travel Agent is Licensed

    {April 2, 2009 } VICTORIA, BC – The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) is reminding consumers that the revised travel

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  • Advanced Fee Loans

    <March 5, 2009> VICTORIA, BC – The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) is urging consumers to be cautious about loan providers

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  • Home Inspectors Application Package

    {March 3,2009 } VICTORIA, BC – The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) has released the licensing requirements and is now accepting

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  • Payday Lenders to be Licensed in BC

    {March 2, 2009 } VICTORIA, BC – Payday lenders will require licences to conduct business in British Columbia as of November 1, 2009. The Business Practices and

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  • Home Inspectors to be Licensed in BC

    {January 30, 2009 } VICTORIA, BC – Home Inspectors will require licences to operate in British Columbia as of March 31, 2009. The Business Practices and Consumer

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  • Canada Debt Assistance Closes Burnaby Office

    {December 23, 2008} VICTORIA, BC – The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) is advising consumers that Canada Debt Assistance (licensed name

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