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17 October 2017
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So, you leased a car and all of a sudden your lease is over – now what do you do? You’ve got a couple options! While this isn’t an area we oversee, we’ve gathered some information from the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC (VSA) about your options and some facts to consider once your lease is over.

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11 October 2017
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Some consumers are interested in making sustainable purchasing decisions when they go shopping. If this sounds like you, you may be interested in learning about environmental standards and certifications in BC. There are a lot of products and services out there advertised or labelled as environmentally friendly, but how do you know which ones are legitimate? 

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03 October 2017
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Interac e-Transfers are a common and easy way to transfer money. You can transfer your money from one bank account to another and all you need is access to online or mobile banking through your financial institution. People use e-Transfers for a lot of things: paying rent, paying a friend back for lunch, paying fees for a sports club, and the list goes on! Here are some facts from the Interac website that you may not know...

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Other Business

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26 September 2017
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Some of you may already be familiar with BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). The CRT can help you resolve certain disputes quickly in variety of different ways. In this blog post we will cover some of the basics. When can you use the CRT? What in the world is a solution explorer? We’ve gathered this information from their website so you can have a better grasp of what to expect from the CRT. 

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Travel

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19 September 2017
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Consumer Protection BC licenses and regulates travel agents and wholesalers in the province. If you are booking travel, always do business with a licensed travel agent and always get a receipt. By law, there is very specific information that must be in the receipt. Why is this important? Let’s bring it back to the basics and go over why these requirements exist and why it matters to you when booking travel. 

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Consumer Protection BC

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12 September 2017
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Consumer Protection BC is responsible for licensing and regulating certain sectors in the province. It’s our job to make sure that the businesses in those sectors comply with the laws that we oversee. So, let’s bring it back to the basics and go over why certain requirements exist and why these laws matter to you as a British Columbian. 

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05 September 2017
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Clear and effective writing is an important skill in both your personal and professional life. When it comes to getting a point across in writing, you want to make sure you don’t get bogged down in the details and the reader knows exactly what you are trying to say. If you have a concern that you want to express to your MLA, here are some suggestions on how to write an effective, clear, and concise letter. 

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Other Business

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05 August 2017
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Moving is already considered to be one of the most stressful events you can encounter and the last thing you need is shady moving company taking advantage of you. The Competition Bureau Canada issued a news release about a “rogue movers” scam that seems to be popping up across the country. Here are some tips and tricks to stay wise to shady moving scams. 

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Consumer Contracts

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01 August 2017
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A lot of people see the benefits of online shopping. It’s quick, easy, and you don’t even need to leave your home to do it. However, the ease of shopping at home can come with its own set of problems. Have you ever ordered something online and as the delivery date approaches you find yourself constantly checking the front door, impatiently awaiting your package? Soon a couple weeks pass and the panic starts to set in. You start to wonder if there’s been a mistake. You’ve already paid for it, so what do you do now?

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25 July 2017
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We asked our Facebook community for suggestions on topics of interest for our blog posts. Faye O. wanted us to look into the rules around renting with pets in the province. We love hearing from our Facebook community and value their input, so upon request, here is some information about renting with pets.

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