Ontario is introducing legislation that would, if passed, strengthen protection for consumers making significant purchases like buying event tickets or travel services, and purchasing or selling real estate, including newly built homes.
Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, made the announcement today in Toronto.
The Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act would:
Strengthening consumer protection is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“I am pleased to introduce proposed legislation that will provide consumers with the protection they deserve when making significant purchases — like a new home, a dream vacation or concert tickets. Building a fair, safe and informed marketplace is a key priority of this government. We are committed to strengthening consumer protection and making it work better for everyone.”
Minister of Government and Consumer Services
“Stronger rules for buying and selling tickets will help give fans a fair shot at getting music, sports or theatre tickets. Our proposed changes will ban bots and excessive mark ups, prevent fraud, and provide more information in the ticket industry. We are putting fans first by making the industry more transparent and tickets more affordable.”
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