For Immediate Release
May 4, 2016
Toronto Asks the Province to Ban Door-to-Door Sales
by the Home Services Sector
Today, Toronto City Council passed a motion moved by Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18, Davenport), and seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 11, York South-Weston) requesting the Province of Ontario ban the practice of door-to-door sales relating to the sale and/or lease of water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces, water filtration systems, and other related products sold by the home services sector before the Ontario Legislature breaks for their summer recess.
“We need to stop these companies from taking advantage of vulnerable members of our society through aggressive, unsolicited, and misleading sales practices,” said Councillor Bailão. “Homeowners need to know that they will be protected the next time someone knocks on their door.”
Councillor Bailão moved this motion in support of MPP Yvan Baker's Private Members Bill, the Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016, which was tabled in the Ontario Legislature yesterday.
"I am pleased that Toronto City Council has made this request and I call on the Ontario Legislature to pass this Act before they break for their summer recess on June 10," said Councillor Bailão. "By doing so, Torontonians will be able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they will have even stronger protections to prevent these types of aggressive door-to-door sales on their own property.”
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Robert Cerjanec, Executive Assistant to Councillor Ana Bailão