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  • Update on ServiceOntario Centres

    The government has finalized its review and the ServiceOntario centres in the communities of Mississauga, Terrace Bay, Milton, Guelph, Morrisburg, Embrun, Minden, Kemptville and Blind River will remain open. 

    Bulletin | Government and Consumer Services

  • Know Your Rights Before Joining a Gym

    As the New Year begins, Ontario is reminding consumers about their rights when they join a gym or fitness club.

    News Release | Government and Consumer Services

  • Olivia is the Most Popular Baby Name in Ontario

    Olivia is the most popular baby name in Ontario for the fifth year in a row, according to the province's annual list of the top names for new babies.

    News Release | Government and Consumer Services

  • All-In Price Advertising Coming Soon for Travel Services

    Ontario is introducing new rules that will ensure any advertising that includes the price of travel is inclusive of all taxes and fees as of January 1, 2017.

    News Release | Government and Consumer Services

  • Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on the Passage of the Protecting Rewards Points Act

    Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, issued the following statement on Bill 47, the Protecting Rewards Points Act:

    "I congratulate Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York, on the passage of his private member's bill by the legislature. This new law amends the Consumer Protection Act to ban expiry dates on reward points based on time alone issued by loyalty plans.

    The bill also ensures points that expired after October 1, 2016 will be credited back to the consumer.

    The government will consult with the public and business to develop regulations aimed at protecting consumers' points while maintaining the viability of rewards programs.

    Protecting consumers in Ontario is part of our plan to grow the economy, create jobs and help people in their everyday lives."

    Learn more about loyalty reward points and your rights at

    Statement | Government and Consumer Services

  • Supply Chain Procurement & Procurement Practices

    Supply Chain Procurement

    "I would like to thank the Auditor General for her report, which will help us improve the government's IT consulting procurement practices.

    Statement | Government and Consumer Services

  • Helping Students Learn With Innovative Technology

    Ontario is helping to make learning more engaging for elementary, high school and postsecondary students by bringing innovative technology from local companies to classrooms across the province.

    News Release | Government and Consumer Services

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