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Manitoba to Review Gift Card Legislation

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(CONSUMER AFFAIRS PHOTO)

The Manitoba government is asking for public input on gift card legislation.

“Our province is recognized as a leader in consumer protection,” Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Rondeau said on Wednesday. “We want to hear from Manitobans to ensure our strong rules continue to meet their needs and reflect changes in the marketplace.”

The public is being asked to weigh in on anything from gift card fees and expiry dates, to disclosure requirements.

Input will be reviewed by the Consumer Protection Office, who will determine whether adjustments are needed to ensure Manitoba’s consumer protection remains strong, Rondeau said.

The province introduced measures in 2007 that prohibited fees and expiry dates on gift certificates and gift cards sold in Manitoba.

Group or individual submissions can be sent to consumers@gov.mb.ca or the Consumer Protection Office, Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs, 302-258 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6.

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