On July 4, 2004, most of the provisions of the new British Columbia Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, will come into force. The Act, which consolidates six consumer protection statutes into an omnibus statute and provides significant new protection to consumers, together with the Business Practices and Consumer Authority Act and the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, provides a stronger, simplified framework for consumer protection in British Columbia. The Act addresses new areas of consumer law, such as Internet transactions, and is intended to harmonize with the laws of other Canadian jurisdictions.

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