Ban Unfair Price Changes In Relation To An Advertised Price. (For example at a gas station) sign now

This petition is to find the level of support for an amendment to the Canadian "Consumer Protection Act" to include a provision which would make illegal, the act of changing an point of sale advertised price and then immediately changing the actual price for the product or service so that the price is set to a value less favorable to the consumer in a time period of less than 10 minutes from when the newly advertised price is updated; or not less than another prescribed amount of time as based on the reasonable expectations of the consumer to expect that the last point of sale advertised price be valid for a given product or service. (Actual times would either be set by legislation or by case law)

[A CASE IN WHICH THIS LAW WOULD COME IN TO EFFECT]
This law would relate to the current ability of a gas station to advertise one price for gas and then change that advertised price to a greater amount, then immediately change the price at the pumps to reflect the newly advertised price.

The practice prescribed above would be forbidden. Instead the station would have to change the advertised price a minimum of 10 minutes prior to changing the price at the pumps.

This would help ensure that a consumer entering the gas station premise due to an advertised price and/or with reason to believe that they will be charged said advertised price when they purchase the gas, will actually be charged the amount expected. This would only be the case for price increases. Price decreases from the advertised price could be made at the pumps at any time.

If you agree that this or a substantially similar amendment should be made to the Canadian "Consumer Protection Act" and you are a resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen and you are of 18 years of age or older then please sign this petition.

This petition will be delivered to Members of Parliament once a significant number of electronic signatures have been collected.

Date Started: June 6, 2006

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Latest Signatures

  • 08 June 20105. Cara
  • 07 June 20104. Jon
  • 06 June 20103. Lisa
    Gas stations should not be allowed to do this; it's unfair!
  • 06 June 20102. Graeme
    I fully support the petition above.
  • 06 June 20101. Cheryl

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