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Internet sales : the amendment to require a certified representative is coming


Alain Thériault

March 6, 2018 11:30

Carlos J. Leitão | Photo : Denis Méthot

The ministère des Finances du Québec will present an amendment to the bill, 141 to require the presence of a certified representative if the consumer requires advice when submitting an application for insurance by the Internet.

«We are ready to consider such an amendment «, said the minister of Finance, Carlos J. Leitão, in the context of the work of the Committee on public finance. He took position in regards to the presence of a certified representative to respond to a consumer who would need tips when submitting an application for insurance by the Internet.

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As of the date of the 1st march, the press attaché to the minister of Finance, Audrey Cloutier, revealed that such an amendment has not yet been presented. A government source confided to the Newspaper of the assurance that it was, however, a simple procedure. The amendment will be filed once the work of parliament will have resumed.

During a previous interview, François Bonnardel, member for Granby and spokesperson on Finance for the Coalition Avenir Québec, had looked forward to this addition. He recognized that the battle was not won.

Moreover, independently of this amendment, bill 141, Ms. Cloutier has confirmed that if the consumer does not wish to speak to a representative, it can be concluded that only the purchase on the Internet.

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