Pre-Paid Services

This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at the sometimes shadowy world of prepaid services. Fitness club memberships, dance lessons, and tae kwon do classes are all examples of prepaid personal development service agreements covered under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002. Many consumer goods and services...

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Date:
April 12, 2010
Length:
53 minutes

Door-to-Door Sales

2015 Legal Update: Please note that recent legislation in Ontario that became effective April 1, 2015 has expanded consumer rights with regard to door-to-door sales and rentals of water heaters.  These rights are not discussed in the Door-to-Door sales webinar or the Toolkit.  For more information about these important new...

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Date:
February 22, 2010
Length:
63 minutes

Motor Vehicle Repairs

This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., focuses on the bane of many an automobile owner: motor vehicle repairs. While there are many reputable repair facilities, not all repair shops adhere to the consumer disclosures and protections mandated by the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, 2002. We will look at issues such...

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Date:
March 22, 2010
Length:
63 minutes

Consumer Reporting and Credit Reporting

This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at one of the largest sources of complaints to the Ministry of Consumer Services: consumer (credit) reporting agencies. Anyone who has ever applied for a loan, mortgage, or credit card has had their credit report reviewed by the potential credit issuer. Anyone who has...

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Date:
January 20, 2010
Length:
83 minutes

Energy Re-billing

Many private energy companies go door-to-door trying to get residents to sign contracts for their services. These companies may lead consumers to believe that by signing a multi-year contract, they will save money on their heat and hydro bills. However, in some cases, it actually costs a lot more money to lock into a contract and can be difficult to get out of.

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Date:
November 30, 2009
Length:
80 minutes

Collection Agencies

This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., discusses the protections for consumers that come under the Ontario Collection Agencies Act. It also describes the best way to deal with collection agencies and what consumers can do if a collection agency violates the Act.

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Date:
October 19, 2009
Length:
65 minutes