CLEBC Update | February 2017

Consumer Protection in BC | Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada

February 2017

Consumer Protection BC
Starting this year, Consumer Protection BC has begun publishing full written reasons for enforcement decisions on its website. The provincial regulator is responsible for enforcing various pieces of laws, including the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, and its provisions on debt collection.

For counsel working with clients that collect debt as part of their commercial or business enterprise, signing up for notifications and staying informed on existing and newly published decisions is critical. Visit their website to learn more.

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada (“OSB”)
The OSB publishes a number of notices that are relevant to practitioners, including notices to Licensed Insolvency Trustees, the OSB News, notices on Bankruptcy abuse and fraud, notices on CCAA records, directives and circulars, insolvency statistics, and professional conduct decisions. All of these notices and guidance documents can be subscribed to by email alerts or by RSS feeds (often called a “Really Simple Syndication,” which uses standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information like blogs and news reporters).