Door-to-Door Sales of Certain Household Appliances and Contracts to be Banned March 1

The provincial government has announced that beginning this Thursday, March 1st, “unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances” and contracts will be banned. The move comes in the wake of numerous consumer complaints regarding aggressive and misleading contracting. The ban includes door-to-door sales of air conditioners, furnaces and water heaters, among other appliances.

According to the government’s news release:

“Businesses will only be able to enter into a contract in the consumer's home if the consumer has contacted the business ahead of time and invited them into their home for the purpose of entering into a contract. Contracts that are in violation of the new rules relating to door-to-door contract solicitation will be considered void, and consumers will be able to keep the goods and services with no obligations.”

For a full list of appliances affected or to find out more about the new legislation, read more.