WINNIPEG — Canadian Custom Cabinets has been fined more than $20,000 by the province for breaching Manitoba’s Business Practices Act.
Owner Garvin De La Mothe, 45, entered into a contract with a consumer in April 2010 to supply and install custom kitchen cabinets. The customer paid a $15,000 deposit to have cabinetry manufactured and installed. Concerns were raised days later regarding incomplete and sub-standard cabinets, as well as poor workmanship.
The province says De La Mothe failed to address the customer’s concerns and didn’t return any of his deposit.
De La Mothe was found guilty on November 26, 2015 and was fined $5,100, plus ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the victim. He was also charged with one count of failing to attend court.