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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Motor Dealers Act regulates the sale (not the lease) of all new or used motor vehicles, motorcycles and snowmobiles in Saskatchewan. Dealers are required to be licensed and bonded.

Consumers are protected under the Act in several major ways:

  • dealers must maintain a place of business in Saskatchewan that is acceptable to the Registrar;
  • the Registrar may grant or suspend a license subject to terms and conditions, or may cancel the licence;
  • contracts for the sale of a motor vehicle are to be in a form approved by the Registrar;
  • bonds may be forfeited when the dealer or any salesperson, representative or agent of the dealer:
  • has had a judgment made against that person in respect of a claim resulting from a motor vehicle contract;
  • contravenes the legislation;
  • is convicted of an offence involving fraud or theft or conspiracy to commit fraud or theft under the Criminal Code;
  • commits an act of bankruptcy whether or not proceedings have been taken under the Bankruptcy Act (Canada); or
  • dealers are prohibited from selling or giving in exchange a motor vehicle that is not properly equipped or mechanically fails to meet vehicle safety standards. Reference S.15 of The Motor Dealers Act and S.114 of SGI's Traffic Safety Act and Vehicle Equipment Regulations.

A person who buys a vehicle privately is not protected in this way.


For more information, contact:

Registrar
Consumer Protection Division
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
Suite 500, 1919 Saskatchewan Dr.
Regina, SK S4P 4H2
Phone: (306) 787-5550 Fax: (306) 787-9779
Toll-free: 1-877-880-5550
E-mail: consumerprotection@gov.sk.ca


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The Motor Dealers Act regulates the sale (not the lease) of all new or used motor vehicles, motorcycles and snowmobiles in Saskatchewan. Dealers are required to be licensed and bonded.



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