Tag: consumer protection

Retailer ordered to pay $1 million in punitive damages in class action

Canada’s largest discount furniture and appliance retailer was ordered to pay $2.36 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, to thousands of consumers after Quebec Superior Court found that it engaged in deceptive advertising and marketing with its popular “buy now, pay later” promotions.

Matchmaking service fined by Quebec consumer protection watchdog

A matchmaking company has been fined $14,000 by the Quebec Consumer Protection Office after it was found to have breached the province’s consumer protection laws.

Lifemates, owned and operated by Elite Singles Canada Corporation, was found guilty of drafting contracts in a language other than French without the consent of the consumer.

Quebec telecom company ordered to pay more than $3 million in punitive damages

A Quebec telecommunications firm, Vidéotron Inc., has been ordered to pay more than $3 million in punitive damages to consumers who were charged extra when the Internet service provider unilaterally modified the terms of their so-called “Extreme High Speed” service, held the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Walmart fined for pricing violations

Walmart Canada was fined more than $27,000 after it plead guilty to 11 counts of violating provincial consumer protection laws, announced the Quebec Consumer Protection Office.

Appeal court authorizes class action against Mazda

A class action against an automobile manufacturer that was dismissed by a lower court was partially overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal after it held that Mazda Canada Inc. failed to disclose “important information” to consumers in a timely manner.