Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 12/3/2012 12:57 PM | Comments: 0
The Selinger government is to introduce legislation to require new and used auto dealers to use all-in pricing.
Premier Greg Selinger said it means car buyers will pay the advertised price.
The province says the improved protections would:
- Require advertised prices for vehicles to include all fees, charges, levies and taxes, unless the advertisement indicates PST and GST are not included.
- Require vehicle advertisements for the current and previous model year to state if the vehicle is use.
- Prohibit false advertising and the providing of false information to consumer.
Selinger said the bill, likely to become law next year, is approved by dealers and is similar to legislation in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and B.C.
"This move will level the playing field and raise advertising standards for the entire industry," added John Carey, past-president of the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association.
"This improved transparency has the full support of our organization."
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Sixth and last suspect being sought in Polo Park robbery, confinement case
Salaries of First Nation leaders online
Gord Steeves wants to reduce mosquito-spraying buffer zones from 90 to 40 metres
Man found by firefighters identified
Filmmaker finds beauty in the decay in doc-style music video about Winnipeg
Beautiful day, and week, ahead
Man jailed for cop threats
One Bad Son to play some feel-good rock at News Café today
Second young candidate for seat on school board
New weather stations in works
Hajrullahu named special teams player of the week
West Nile still cause for concern
Flood swamps ability to be fierce deficit-slayer
Accused's allegations similar to brother's
Candidates focus attention on blueprint for city's growth
Bid to air abduction sentencing
New foe of nuclear-waste storage
Ripe for the pickin': berry growers and eaters enjoy a plentiful season
Hughes renews call for children's advocate independent of government