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Does Canada have anything similar to the "Sale of Goods Act"

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Does Canada have anything similar to the "Sale of Goods Act" that makes it illegal for any merchant to sell 'used' items as 'new'?

IIRC, I believe there is something in existence but not sure.

What province are you in? That is an area of provincial jurisdiction, so there is no such federal law.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


In Newfoundland the legislation is called the Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act. It establishes that it is an illegal as an unfair business practice to make: "a representation that the goods are new or unused where they are not or where they are reconditioned, reclaimed, altered or deteriorated". Or to make "a representation that the goods have a particular prior history or use where they have not"

You can view the full Act for free on line at a website called Canlii. Here is a web address (Sorry I cannot attach a live link)
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