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Organizations: Service Alberta Tags: Consumer Protection Act

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March 11, 2020

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When you use credit to make purchases or pay for services and fail to make payments your creditors may take legal actions to recover the money owed. Common types of credit are bank loans, bank account overdrafts, lines of credit, credit cards, finance agreements, student loans, payday loans, etc....


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March 1, 2020

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An employment agency helps an employer find employees or helps employees find work or evaluates or tests people for employers seeking employees. Changes to the Employment Agency Business Licensing Regulation came into effect September 1, 2012.


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February 1, 2020

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The Time Share Contracts Regulation under the Consumer Protection Act has been expanded to include the sale of points-based time share contracts. The name has been changed to the Time Share and Points-based Contracts and Business Regulation. This publication outlines the three different classes...


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May 1, 2019

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This tipsheet provides information about home renovation contracts as well as specific information about working with prepaid contractors. Before you hire a contractor to renovate or repair your home, do your homework.


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April 1, 2019

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Before buying, you should know what condition the home is in and what repairs might be needed. Hiring a qualified home inspector to examine a home can help you to make an informed decision about its condition. Some homeowners also have their place inspected so they can get any defects fixed under...


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April 1, 2019

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Collection agencies collect unpaid debts or locate debtors for others. Debt repayment agencies charge a fee to negotiate payment arrangements for people who owe money. The Fair Trading Act and the Collection and Debt Repayment Practices Regulation identify the rules these businesses and the...


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April 1, 2019

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Gift cards purchased in Alberta are no longer subject to expiry dates and fees that lower their value over time. Refer to the Gift Card Regulation, part of the Fair Trading Act. The regulation also includes other rules to improve consumer protection, use of the cards and disclosure of terms and...


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April 1, 2019

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The Time Share and Points-Based Contracts and Business Regulation under the Fair Trading Act sets out the rules for businesses selling time shares. This fact sheet provides information about the regulation and discusses: contract requirements, cancellation rights, buying out of province, and...


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April 1, 2019

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This publication explains how to file a complaint with Consumer Services and when an investigation may be opened, as well as other options available to consumers.


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March 11, 2019

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Alberta’s Consumer Protection Act helps protect consumers from unfair practices and businesses from unfair competition. Alberta’s Consumer Bill of Rights was developed to help businesses and consumers understand their rights and responsibilities in Alberta’s marketplace.