Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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New Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act in Effect

Released on September 2, 2014

The new Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act that came into effect September 1, 2014, updates new rules protecting consumer rights in Saskatchewan.

The Act is designed to protect consumers from unfair practices and covers a variety of marketplace activities including contracts, gift cards, ticket sales, warranties for consumer products and more.

“This legislation updates the consumer protection framework for Saskatchewan making the legislation more accessible and easier for consumers to understand,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “The new Act adds consistency and flexibility, by allowing consumer protection licensing and regulation to be governed by the same set of regulations.”

The legislation includes the existing provisions of The Consumer Protection Act and also adds new provisions respecting licensing of certain businesses that are currently licensed under separate Acts. 

Steps taken to protect consumers include; strengthened authority for the investigators and increased penalties and fines.  Another change that benefit businesses is predictability between different regulations.

Public feedback has been an integral part of this process to ensure the legislation meets the needs of consumers and stakeholders.  Additional consultations will be held as new licensing rules are incorporated.

Consumer protection legislation is administered by the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan.

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For more information, contact:

Matthew Barton
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6067
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