Minister of Service Alberta Brian Malkinson announced updates to Bill 31, the Consumer Protection Act, regarding automotive sales today.
Bill 31 was passed last December to help protect consumers from unfair practices and protect businesses from unfair competition.
“Consumers can be confident”
Car dealers will now legally be required to disclose detailed information on history and condition of the vehicle, giving consumers a better idea of the quality of the vehicle they’re purchasing.
Malkinson says Albertans were looking for more transparency when making an automotive purchase.
“It’s about creating consistency across the industry,” Malkinson says, “consumers can be confident that no matter where they go, they will have the same options available.”
The new rules and regulations go into effect on October 31.