Consumer Protection BC has placed conditions on the licence of Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., a funeral provider based in Vancouver BC, for:
- Failing to transfer preneed trust money into a preneed trust account established with a savings institution in BC, pursuant to section 40 of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (BPCPA)
The conditions on the licence are as follows:
- The business cannot enter into any preneed funeral service contracts funded by way of trust until the condition is removed or amended by the Director
- The business must also post a copy of the licence containing these conditions at the licensed location on the inside of the main entrance, visible and facing outward, until further notice
By law, the business has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision.
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