O. Reg. 98/20: PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PERSONS CHARGING UNCONSCIONABLE PRICES FOR SALES OF NECESSARY GOODSSkip to content
Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020
formerly under Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PERSONS CHARGING UNCONSCIONABLE PRICES FOR SALES OF NECESSARY GOODS
Historical version for the period July 15, 2020 to March 23, 2022.
This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
Terms of Order
PROHIBITION ON CHARGING UNCONSCIONABLE PRICES FOR SALES OF NECESSARY GOODS
1. (1) This Schedule applies to sales or offers to sell that are made by the following persons:
1. Persons who own or operate a retail business.
2. Persons who did not ordinarily deal in necessary goods before March 17, 2020.
(2) For greater certainty, this Schedule does not apply to sales or offers to sell that are made by a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler.
2. (1) No person shall sell or offer to sell necessary goods at an unconscionable price.
(2) An unconscionable price includes a price that grossly exceeds the price at which similar goods are available to like consumers.
3. For greater certainty, “necessary goods” includes the following:
1. Masks and gloves used as personal protective equipment in relation to infections.
2. Non-prescription medications for the treatment of the symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19), as those symptoms are described by Public Health Ontario.
3. Disinfecting agents intended for cleaning and disinfecting objects or humans.
4. Personal hygiene products, including soap products and paper products.