Changes to the Consumer Protection Act Regulation 17/05 Gift Card Rules
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Consumer Protection Act, 2002
Summary of Decision:
Ontario's gift card rules - found in Ontario Regulation 17/05 under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 - have been updated to clarify that they:
Do not apply to gift cards issued by certain financial institutions;
Apply to gift cards, even if they are not purchased as gifts; and,
Apply to reloadable gift cards.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No anticipated Impacts
January 19, 2018
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Consumer Protection Act Regulation 17/05 rules for gift cards. Specifically, the proposed changes would:
Clarify that the gift card rules do not apply to pre-paid credit cards
Clarify that the rules cover reloadable gift cards and situations when cards are not a gift
How You Can Help
We are looking for your feedback on the proposed changes.
You may submit your comments and ideas:
by e-mailing them to: email@example.com with "Gift Cards" in the subject line; or
by mailing them to:
Attention: Gift Cards
Consumer and Business Policy Unit
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON M7A 1C1
Please do not use shortened URLs (e.g., Bit.Ly, Ow.Ly, Tinyurl) or include attachments larger than 25 MB.
You may submit directly or use the feedback form provided.
Thank you for taking the time to review these proposals. We look forward to your response.
Please note that unless agreed otherwise by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, all submissions received from organizations in response to this consultation will be considered public information and may be used and disclosed by the ministry to help the ministry in evaluating and revising its proposal. This may involve disclosing any response received to other interested parties.
An individual who provides a response and indicates an affiliation with an organization will be considered to have submitted the response on behalf of that organization.
Responses received from individuals who do not indicate an affiliation with an organization will not be considered to be public. Responses from individuals may be used and disclosed by the ministry to help evaluate and revise the proposal. Any personal information such as an individual's name and contact details will not be disclosed by the ministry without the individual's prior consent unless required by law.
If you have any questions about the collection of this information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Consumer Policy and Liaison Branch
56 Wellesley Street West, Toronto ON M7A 1C1
Attention: Gift Cards
July 1, 2018