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Ontario Now Has Rules to Protect Energy Consumers from Predatory Sales Practices


In June 2015, the Ministry of Energy introduced Bill 112 - Strengthening Consumer Protection and Electricity System Oversight Act, 2015 in an effort to enhance the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) mandate and organization to ensure that the OEB continues to regulate and protect consumers effectively. The OEB is an independent regulator responsible for setting for electricity and natural gas distributors, licensing market participants including electricity retailers and gas marketers, and protecting the interests of consumers.

Bill 112 also amends the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010 (ECPA) by banning the door-to-door sale of retail energy contracts and…

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