If at least one of the parties involved in a consumer transaction is located in Ontario when the transaction occurs, the New Act likely applies. Commencing on July 30, 2005, the regulations to the New Act will come into force. The Ministry of Consumer and Business Services has stated that it expects that the New Act will come into force on the same day. The Consumer Protection Act (Ontario) is still in force until such time and will have continued application to certain agreements entered into prior to such time.

type Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (Ontario)