The province is hosting consultations today to gather input on improving consumer laws in Alberta. Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta says they have been hearing from consumers about certain areas where they feel taken advantage of.
“A wide range of topics from high-cost of credit, veterinary billing, cancellation rights on contracts, warranty on goods and debt collection. It really runs the gamut and we’ve got the opportunity for you to give us other feedback.”
McLean explains these sessions are about meeting Albertans face-to-face as they are in the initial stages of collecting information. After the input is gathered, it will be reviewed.
“We will make a call on how we will move forward. I am certainly dedicated to taking action to make sure Albertans are best protected so that we can ensure there is a high level of consumer confidence.”
The province is looking for a variety of opinions and views to take part in the consultations. These sessions have already taken place in Calgary and Edmonton, the next one is tonight from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Grande Prairie Regional College.
An online survey is also available until September 15th. Ticket sales, car repairs, and return policies are topics included on the survey.
Story by Justine Kelsie