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O. Reg. 98/20: PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PERSONS CHARGING UNCONSCIONABLE PRICES FOR SALES OF NECESSARY GOODS

under Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 17

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Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020

ONTARIO REGULATION 98/20

formerly under Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN PERSONS CHARGING UNCONSCIONABLE PRICES FOR SALES OF NECESSARY GOODS

Consolidation Period: From July 15, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 384/20.

Legislative History: 384/20.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Terms of Order

1. The terms of this Order are set out in Schedule 1. O. Reg. 384/20, s. 3.

Schedule 1
PROHIBITION ON CHARGING UNCONSCIONABLE PRICES FOR SALES OF NECESSARY GOODS

Application

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.

Unconscionable price

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.

Necessary goods

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.

 

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