FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2016
Ontario is moving to stop the expiry of rewards points, clarifying consumer expectations regarding rewards programs and protecting consumers benefiting from such programs.
Earlier today, MPP Arthur Potts (Beaches-East York) introduced the Protecting Rewards Points Act 2016. If passed, the Bill would amend the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 with respect to rewards points, changing the definition of a “consumer agreement” to include agreements under which rewards points are provided, and ensuring that the rewards points collected by consumers – sometimes over many years, and often at extra expense – would not “expire”.
Key elements of the Bill include:
“Protection of consumer rights is extremely important to the government. These changes to the Consumer Protection Act are a part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring consumers are treated fairly in the market and receive the benefits promised to them by corporate loyalty programs.”
- MPP Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
For more information or Member availability:
David Bellmore, MPP Potts Office, 416-314-5454
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