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Door-to-door sales company to pay nearly $10,000 in fines, consumer refunds

{July 27, 2015} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has issued an administrative penalty and compliance order against Advanced Air Supply Inc., a door-to-door vacuum cleaner and air filtration company, for violating BC’s consumer protection laws.

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Chilliwack, BC gym faces penalty for not cancelling contract and still charging fees

{July 14, 2015} VICTORIA, BC – Scott Midgley, the owner of Total Body Fitness, a gym located in Chilliwack, BC, is facing an administrative penalty and compliance order from Consumer Protection BC for violating BC’s consumer protection laws.

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Vancouver, BC business faces compliance order, administrative penalty from Consumer Protection BC

{May 27, 2015, VICTORIA, BC} – Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order and administrative penalty against Consumers Distributing Inc., a business operating in Vancouver, BC, for violating BC’s consumer protection laws.

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Reconsideration Notice: Administrative Penalty varied for Burnaby debt management business

{May 5, 2015} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has completed a reconsideration of a Nov. 4, 2014 Compliance Order and Administrative Penalty issued against Canada Debt Help Line (a.k.a. Dutton Consulting or Erase Your Debt), a Burnaby-based debt management business. After reconsidering the original findings, Consumer Protection BC has reduced the amount of the Administrative Penalty from $500 to $400.

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Fort St. John gym told to shape up; ordered to pay $4,360 in consumer refunds and fines

{Dec. 16, 2014} VICTORIA, BC – Fivestar Athletics Inc., a martial arts facility located in Fort St. John, BC, is facing stiff penalties today after Consumer Protection BC found the business had violated several sections of BC’s consumer protection laws.

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Burnaby debt management business faces penalty, ordered to comply with the law
Update May 5, 2015: Consumer Protection BC has completed a reconsideration of this Compliance Order and Administrative Penalty issued against Canada Debt Help Line. Please click here to read it.

{Nov. 17, 2014} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has issued a Compliance Order, an Administrative Penalty and has ordered a consumer refund against Canada Debt Help Line (a.k.a. Dutton Consulting), a Burnaby-based debt management business, for violating BC's consumer protection laws.
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Renovating Your House: Things to Know before Signing the Contract.

Do you plan on renovating your home soon? If so, it is important to know your rights before signing a contract agreeing to services.

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Consumer Protection BC orders Burnaby martial arts studio to pay a total of $4,700 in penalties and consumer refunds

{March 7, 2014} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has issued a Compliance Order and Administrative Penalty against KFitness Burnaby (dba KFitness and Sport Kickboxing Academy) for failing to comply with the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and BC’s consumer contract law.

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BC Supreme Court confirms consumer information must be removed from credit reports after 6 years

{Jan. 20, 2014} VICTORIA, BC – The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld Consumer Protection BC’s Compliance Order against TransUnion of Canada Ltd., a national credit reporting agency. In a judgement released today, the company was required to cease certain business practices related to the length of time information can remain on a consumer’s credit report.

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