Manitoba Contractor Charged in Kitchen Reno Dispute

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba LogoA Manitoba businessman has been convicted of committing an unfair business practice against a Winnipeg consumer.

The province said Friday that Chris Bellamy, operator of Bel-Ami Home Improvements, pleaded guilty on July 25 to one charge under the Business Practices Act.

Manitoba’s Consumer Protection Office (CPO) found that in March 2011, Bel-Ami Home Improvements entered into a contract to supply kitchen cabinets to the consumer. A deposit was placed with the company in good faith but the goods were never supplied.

Bellamy was fined $500, plus $100 in court costs, as well as ordered to paid $2,900 in restitution to the affected consumer.

Manitobans with concerns or complaints about a business they have dealt with may contact the Consumer Protection Office at 1-800-782-0067 or visit Manitoba.ca/cca/cpo.


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