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Consumer Protection:

Dianne Werbicki
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The article emphasizes the importance of consumer protection in the context of the condominium industry, highlighting how Canadian consumers have legal rights and protections under federal and provincial legislation. It discusses the role of various departments and agencies, both federal and provincial, in enforcing consumer protection laws, including food safety, product safety, privacy issues, and more. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) in Ontario is responsible for enforcing legislation such as the Condominium Act, 1998. The article also explains how the Condominium Act is considered consumer protection legislation due to the significance of home purchases and the increasing number of condo sales. Recent changes to the Condominium Act are discussed, including the introduction of licensing for condominium managers and management firms. The establishment of administrative authorities like the Condominium Authority of Ontario and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario to oversee various aspects of the Condominium Act is highlighted. The article also provides a brief history of consumer rights in Canada, mentioning the establishment of departments and ministries at both federal and provincial levels to protect consumers' interests and rights.


Consumer protection, Condominium Act, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, administrative authorities, licensing, condominium managers, consumer rights, legislation, federal departments, provincial ministries, vulnerable consumers, Ontario, Canada, home purchases, administrative authority, history of consumer rights.

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Dianne Werbicki
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