Province to discuss consumer protection in city on Sept. 19

By CHAT News Today
August 24, 2017 - 10:56am

EDMONTON — Residents of Medicine Hat will be able to have their say next month on issues affecting consumers and consumer protection.

The provincial government will hold six open houses in September across the province, including one in Medicine Hat on September 19. The meeting in Medicine Hat runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Medicine Hat College.

The government is looking for information on 15 consumer protection topics, including a potential Consumer Bill of Rights, ticket sales, return policies, car repairs and debt collection.

Those who cannot attend any of the open houses can complete an online survey before Sept. 15. The survey can be completed here.

In a news release, Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta, says the survey has so far received more than 2,500 responses.

“I look forward to seeing this number grow and I invite Albertans to join me at some of the open houses,” McLean said in the news release. “Your feedback is important to help us better protect consumers from unfair practices and businesses from unfair competition, and make life more affordable for all Albertans.”

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