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New Manitoba legislation places limits on cellphone contracts

 |  April 24, 2012

The province of Manitoba has passed new consumer protection legislation regulating cellphone contracts. Among other changes, the legislation requires companies to disclose and explain all charges, fees and terms; limits the ability of companies to make unilateral changes to contract terms; permits consumer cancellations at any time, and; restricts automatic contract renewals. The legislation also gives the Consumer Protection Office the power to charge fines for non-compliance, with fees escalating for repeated offenses.

The new legislation will take effect September 15, 2012.

Full content: Winnipeg Free Press

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