(b) does not begin to provide the services required by the contract within 30 days of the commencement date specified in the contract or an amended commencement date agreed on in writing by the buyer and seller. (9) In confirming or setting aside the order, the Tribunal may substitute its opinion for that of the Director. 1997, c. 35, s. 1 (5). To ensure compliance with this Act and the regulations. 2, s. 6. D, s. 4 (3). A, s. 123 (5); 2004, c. 19, s. 7 (47); 2006, c. 34, s. 8 (13, 14); 2016, c. 34, s. 3 (2). 7 (1) The substantive and procedural rights given under this Act apply despite any agreement or waiver to the contrary. (3) The person having charge of a vehicle that becomes inoperable or unsafe to drive because of the failure or inadequacy of work or repairs to which a warranty under this section applies may, when it is not reasonable to return the vehicle to the original repairer, have the failure or inadequacy repaired at the closest facility available for the work or repairs. 2019, c. 14, Sched. (13) If an agreement to which subsection (1) or (2) applies has been assigned or if any right to payment under such an agreement has been assigned, the liability of the person to whom it has been assigned is limited to the amount paid to that person by the consumer. 2002, c. 30, Sched. (6) The Director and the person who has required the hearing and such other persons as the Tribunal may specify are parties to proceedings before the Tribunal under this section. 121 (1) Any notice or order required to be given or served by the Director under this Act is sufficiently given or served if. (2) No supplier shall provide an instalment payment plan through which the total amount paid by instalments exceeds the membership or initiation fee, if applicable, by more than 25 per cent. 2002, c. 30, Sched. “buyer” means a person who purchases goods for consumption or services under an executory contract or a direct sales contract as defined in section 23.1 and includes his or her agent, but does not include a person who buys in the course of carrying on business or an association of individuals, a partnership or a corporation; (“acheteur”). (2) Every assignee of a negotiable instrument who reassigns the instrument shall deliver to his, her or its assignee the statement and contract of sale, if any, received by him, her or it in respect of the instrument. (ii) in respect of Part III, Unfair Practices, subsection 17 (1). (2) No supplier shall demand payment or make any representation that suggests that a consumer is required to make payment in respect of any unsolicited goods or services despite their use, receipt, misuse, loss, damage or theft. (2) A consumer may cancel an internet agreement within 30 days after the date the agreement is entered into, if the supplier does not comply with a requirement under section 39. (9) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations for the purposes of Part VIII. Finding statutes – … 2002, c. 30, Schedule A ('CPA') applied to the rental arrangement and dismissed the appeal. (2) No person to whom subsection (1) applies shall be required to give testimony in a civil suit or proceeding with regard to information obtained in the course of his or her duties or employment except in a proceeding under this Act or the regulations. A, s. 57 (3). 1, s. 2. (5) A lender under a credit agreement for open credit who changes the interest rate under the agreement shall notify the borrower of the change, (a) in the next statement of account after the change, in the case of a credit agreement that is not for a credit card; and. 13 (1) Except as provided in this section, a recipient of unsolicited goods or services has no legal obligation in respect of their use or disposal. Any provision in any executory contract or in any security agreement incidental thereto under which the seller may acquire title to, possession of or any rights in any goods of the buyer, other than the goods passing to the buyer under the contract, is not enforceable. (iii) in respect of Part IV, Rights and Obligations Respecting Specific Consumer Agreements, subsection 30 (2), clauses 33 (a) and (b), subsections 34 (1) and (2), 36 (1), 43.1 (1) and 47.1 (1), (5) and (6), Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, subclause 116 (1) (b) (iii) of the Act is amended by striking out “(5) and (6)” at the end. 65.12 (1) Unless the regulations provide otherwise or unless otherwise directed by a member of a police force, every tow and storage provider that provides tow and storage services to a consumer shall provide the consumer or a person acting on behalf of the consumer access to the vehicle that is the subject of the tow and storage services, in order to permit removal of all property contained in the vehicle, including money, valuables, documents and records in the vehicle belonging to or in the care of the consumer, upon request of the consumer or a person acting on behalf of the consumer. A, s. 96 (2). A, s. 21 (1). 2020, c. 14, Sched. 1999, c. 12, Sched. 2, s. 14. (2) Access under subsection (1) shall be made in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time. 2002, c. 30, Sched. 2002, c. 30, Sched. 2017, c. 5, Sched. (4) A statement of account for a credit agreement for open credit shall disclose the prescribed information. 1990, c. C.31, s. 21 (3); 1999, c. 12, Sched. (2) If the lender does not comply with subsection (1), the lender shall be deemed to have waived the interest that would otherwise accrue during the period. R.S.O. See: 1999, c. 12, Sched. 2017, c. 5, Sched. (“service public”) 2002, c. 30, Sched. Aside from recent class action proceedings, this is an area of little sustained advocacy. Consumer Protection Act, RSO 1990, c C.31, <, This statute is current to 2017-07-05 according to the. 2002, c. 30, Sched. 2020, c. 14, Sched. (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply with necessary modifications to any person, whether or not the person is or was a supplier, if the person has engaged or is engaging in unfair practices under this Act. Restriction on entering into certain direct agreements. (3) Any document made under this Act that purports to be signed by the Director or a certified copy of the document is admissible in evidence in any proceeding as proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the document is signed by the Director without proof of the office or signature of the Director. 2002, c. 30, Sched. (b) the person is in control of the operations of the supplier. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. Limitation on effect of term requiring arbitration. (a) reasonable charges in respect of legal costs that the lender incurs in collecting or attempting to collect a required payment by the borrower under the agreement; (b) reasonable charges in respect of costs, including legal costs, that the lender incurs in realizing a security interest or protecting the subject matter of a security interest after default under the agreement; or. 2002, c. 30, Sched. (d) prevent or attempt to prevent an inspector from making inquiries of any person separate and apart from another person under clause (6) (e). 117 If a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the court making the conviction may, in addition to any other penalty, order the person convicted to pay compensation or make restitution. 2002, c. 30, Sched. 2002, c. 30, Sched. (a) prescribing Acts under which the Ministry may receive complaints and make inquiries; (b) prescribing other jurisdictions from which statements may be certified; (d) prescribing entities or organizations to which confidential matters may be disclosed; (e) authorizing the Director to conduct quality assurance programs in relation to the administration of this Act or the regulations and to use information collected under this Act for the purposes of those programs. F, Table. 82 (1) If a person assigns a negotiable instrument given to secure credit or a loan of money, the person shall deliver to the assignee with the negotiable instrument a copy of the statement required by section 79 and, if the person is a supplier creditor, a copy of the consumer agreement for the goods or services that were obtained with the fixed credit. (2) The cancellation takes effect when the consumer gives notice. 19 (2), 45 (2). 2016, c. 34, s. 2 (1). F, ss. 2002, c. 30, Sched. 52 The officers and directors of an operator are jointly and severally liable for any remedy in respect of which a person is entitled to commence a proceeding against the operator. 2002, c. 30, Sched. (b) at least 30 days before the change, if the change is a material change as determined by the regulations. 10. 2002, c. 30, Sched. (4) If notice in writing is given other than by personal service, the notice shall be deemed to be given when sent. A, s. 34 (1). 6. A representation that the goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, grade, style or model, if they are not. (a) be in writing or in a form to which the lessee consents; and. (m) all other information about the period that is prescribed by the regulations. A, s. 80 (2). A, s. 103 (4). 2017, c. 2, Sched. Accordingly, and despite the contra proferentem rule, where a consumer agreement is capable of more than one interpretation, an there are interpretations that would go either for, or against the consumer, the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 prescribes that the interpretation that favours the consumer applies. 32 (1) No supplier shall enter into a new agreement for personal development services with a consumer with whom the supplier has an existing agreement for personal development services unless the new agreement is for personal development services that are distinctly different from the services provided under the existing agreement. (a) to enter or access the building, dwelling, receptacle or place specified in the warrant and examine and seize anything described in the warrant; (b) to make reasonable inquiries of any person, orally or in writing, with respect to anything relevant to the investigation; (c) to require a person to produce the information or evidence described in the warrant and to provide whatever assistance is reasonably necessary, including using any data storage, processing or retrieval device or system to produce, in any form, the information or evidence described in the warrant; (d) to use any data storage, processing or retrieval device or system used in carrying on business in order to produce information or evidence described in the warrant, in any form; and. 3, s. 2. (c.1) prescribing maximum amounts for charges that are not included in the cost of borrowing under a credit agreement, or a method of setting maximum amounts; (d) excluding types of consumer agreements from credit agreements; (e) prescribing requirements that must be met by an index for the index to qualify as a public index; (f) exempting obligations of a lender from application to a loan broker if the loan broker assists a consumer to obtain credit or a loan of money and the creditor is not in the business of extending credit or lending money; (g) prescribing requirements for correcting errors in statements of account issued under credit agreements for open credit; (h) for the purpose of subsection 76 (2), prescribing the manner of determining the portion to be refunded or credited to a borrower, in respect of each amount that forms part of the cost of borrowing, other than amounts paid on account of interest; (i) prescribing requirements for representations made in respect of credit agreements; (j) prescribing information that is to be included in a loan broker’s statement to a borrower; (j.1) governing applications for credit cards; (k) governing disclosure statements under Part VII; (l) prescribing the information to be included in a statement of account for a credit agreement for open credit; (l.1) governing information and statements, other than disclosure statements under Part VII, that a lender must provide to a borrower; (m) prescribing whether or not a change is a material change; (n) prescribing the maximum liability of a borrower under a credit agreement for open credit in cases where the borrower has not authorized the charges imposed; (o) governing credit agreements for the purposes of Part VII. 2017, c. 2, Sched. 2004, c. 19, s. 7 (35). (2) If a supplier charges an amount that exceeds the estimate by more than 10 per cent, the consumer may require that the supplier provide the goods or services at the estimated price. A, s. 49. 65.4 (1) Subject to the regulations, no tow and storage provider shall charge a consumer for any tow and storage services unless the consumer or a prescribed person acting on behalf of the consumer, if the consumer is unable to give authorization in circumstances provided for in the regulations, authorizes the services. (9) Consumer agreements under which rewards points are provided may provide for expiry due to reasons other than the passage of time alone, subject to any limits that may be prescribed. 1990, c. C.31, s. 21 (2); 1999, c. 12, Sched. JDR Coachworks, 2005 CanLII 6374 where it was said: Cote v. JDR Coachworks, 2005 CanLII 6374 at paragraphs 22 and 23 ... An exception to the contra proferentem rule is found in section 11 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002, S.O. (e) to take any such action as the Director considers appropriate in the circumstances. 2, s. 17. (4) The order shall inform the person named in it that the person may request a hearing before the Tribunal by mailing or delivering a written notice of request for a hearing on the Director and the Tribunal within 15 days after service of the order. (10) In the trial of an issue under this section, oral evidence respecting an unfair practice is admissible despite the existence of a written agreement and despite the fact that the evidence pertains to a representation in respect of a term, condition or undertaking that is or is not provided for in the agreement. R.S.O. 1999, c. 12, Sched. 1990, c. C.31, s. 25 (1). (5) If the person gives a notice of request for a hearing within the allowed time, the Tribunal shall schedule and hold the hearing. (10) Even if the person named in an order made under this section appeals it under section 11 of the Licence Appeal Tribunal Act, 1999, the order takes effect immediately but the Tribunal may grant a stay until the disposition of the appeal. (a) prescribing goods for the purposes of Part VI; (b) governing estimates for the purposes of Part VI, including prescribing requirements with which estimates must comply; (c) governing authorizations for the purposes of Part VI, including prescribing requirements that must be met in recording an authorization; (d) prescribing signs that a repairer must post, prescribing requirements for posting the signs and prescribing the contents of the signs and the manner in which the contents are to be presented; (e) governing invoices for the purposes of Part VI, including prescribing the information to be contained in an invoice and the manner in which the information is to be presented; (f) prescribing the minimum warranty for new and reconditioned parts and for labour for the purposes of subsection 63 (1). A, s. 125. (3) Where the amount to be paid by a buyer under an executory contract is determined after an allowance for a trade-in and is stated in the contract to be subject to adjustment after the existence or amount of liens against the trade-in is ascertained or confirmed, the statement of the terms of payment and the statement of the cost of credit shall be based upon the amount as determined upon the information provided by the buyer but, upon any subsequent adjustment, the percentage rate by which the cost of borrowing is expressed, the total number of instalments required to pay the total indebtedness or the price shown in the contract shall not be changed. 2, s. 17. 2013, c. 13, Sched. 32.2 No lessor shall make representations or cause representations to be made about the cost of a lease of the lessor, whether orally, in writing or in any other form, unless the representations include the information prescribed by the regulations. A, s. 17 (1). 2, s. 1; 2016, c. 34, s. 1; 2017, c. 5, Sched. (12) If the Director has made an order under subsection (1) or registered a notice under subsection (8), he or she may apply to the Superior Court of Justice for directions or an order relating to the disposition of assets, trust funds or land affected by the order or notice. (3) No action shall be brought by which to charge any person for payment in respect of unsolicited goods notwithstanding their use, misuse, loss, damage or theft. 51 (1) A consumer who is a party to an agreement for loan brokering, credit repair or the supply of such goods and services as may be prescribed may, without any reason, cancel the agreement at any time from the date of entering into the agreement until 10 days after receiving the written copy of the agreement. A, s. 122 (2). (b) that the interests of other persons are unduly prejudiced by the order or registration. 2, s. 17. 3, s. 8). 2, s. 16. (5) An order made under subsection (1) imposing an administrative penalty against a person applies even if, (a) the person took all reasonable steps to prevent the contravention on which the order is based; or. 99 (1) A consumer who has charged to a credit card account all or any part of a payment described in subsection (2) may request the credit card issuer to cancel or reverse the credit card charge and any associated interest or other charges. (a) appoint persons as inspectors for the purposes of this Act; and. Lieutenant Governor in Council regulations: Part VII. 2002, c. 30, Sched. See: 1999, c. 12, Sched. A, s. 10 (2). (4) A personal development services agreement that provides for a renewal or extension of the agreement shall be deemed not to be renewed or extended if the consumer notifies the supplier, before the time for renewal or extension, that the consumer does not want to renew or extend. “buyer” includes a person who hires or leases goods for consumption where, (a) the person has an option to purchase the goods, or, (b) upon compliance with agreed terms, the person will become the owner of the goods or will be entitled to keep them without further payment; (“acheteur”). 29.3 (1) No lender shall make representations or cause representations to be made with respect to a credit agreement, whether orally, in writing or in any other form, unless the representations include the information prescribed by the regulations. (c) that are entered into on or after the date this section comes into force. (2) A lender who offers to provide or to arrange insurance required under a credit agreement shall at the same time disclose to the borrower in writing that the borrower may purchase the insurance through an agent or an insurer of the borrower’s choice. (2) Subsection (1) does not apply when one of the services that is not available is the use of a facility and the consumer has agreed in writing to use another facility provided by the supplier until the facility contracted for is available. A, s. 112 (3). (2) An executory contract is not binding on the buyer unless the contract is made in accordance with this Part and the regulations and is signed by the parties, and a duplicate original copy thereof is in the possession of each of the parties thereto. Retroactive effect on expiry of rewards points. Service by the Director of notice or order. (6) Compliance with subsection (3) or (5) discharges the buyer from all obligations relating to the goods. 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