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

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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 Ontario.ca/RewardPoints.

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