For the fans: Ontario reviewing online buying and selling of event tickets

The Ministry of the Attorney General announced today that it is reviewing rules for buying and selling event tickets (e.g. sports, music, or theatre) online. We live in a day and age where most of these types of purchases are made by consumers online. Tickets sell out fast, resulting in the resale of tickets at … Continue reading For the fans: Ontario reviewing online buying and selling of event tickets

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Québec proposal to regulate loyalty reward programs

Following Ontario's Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act (which received Royal Assent on December 8, 2016), the Coalition Avenir Québec’s justice critic will table a bill this week to make it illegal for loyalty reward points to expire in Québec. It is anticipated that the bill may also prohibit businesses from reducing the value of … Continue reading Québec proposal to regulate loyalty reward programs

Occupier’s waiver of liability invalidated under the Consumer Protection Act

In Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined a novel legal issue  addressing the intersection of the Consumer Protection Act (Ontario) (the "CPA") and the Occupiers' Liability Act (Ontario) (the "OLA") as to the protections afforded to consumers under the CPA and to suppliers under the OLA and how these Acts relate to waivers of liability for … Continue reading Occupier’s waiver of liability invalidated under the Consumer Protection Act