By understanding your consumer rights and how to exercise them, many problems and disputes can be avoided. Consumer Services staff can provide answers to questions and information on your rights and responsibilities as an active consumer in the marketplace.
This information is only a general summary of the Consumer Protection Act [802KB ]. To interpret or apply the legislation, the Act itself should be consulted.
Consumer Protection Act Forms
The purpose of these tip sheets is to provide overview information on a specific consumer issue and some recommendations for resolving conflicts you may be experiencing. For additional information, contact Consumer Services at 667-5111.
Publications & Internet Links
- Be Informed About...Consumer Issues
Debt, Identity Theft, Internet Safety, Landlord & Tenants, Making a Complaint
- Canadian Consumer Handbook
- Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs brings together consumer information, tools and services available from the most objective and reliable sources.
- Consumer Issues for Seniors
Consumer Information, Complaints, Banking, Housing
- Consumer Issues for the Young
Am I Making the Most of My Money?, Shopping, Be On Your Guard, Out On Your Own
- Identity Theft - Information for Consumers and Businesses
Identity theft (ID theft) is serious. This kit identifies key ways to reduce your risk of becoming a victim.
- Potential Website Fraud - What you should know, what you can do
- Reality Choices - for 30 year old consumers
Dealing with Credit, You and Your Money, A Roof Over Your Head, In the Driver's Seat, Shopping for Satisfaction