Scarborough Lawn Care Company Ordered to Comply with Law

An investigation of Turf Operations Scarborough Inc., doing business as “Weed Man,” identified potential contraventions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002, including a failure to provide written contracts and renewing contracts following the first year without the consent and approval of the consumer. The business was ordered to cease the following practices

  • Requiring consumers to pay money without clear consent from the consumers that the service was requested (section 45)
  • Providing written contracts that do not comply fully with the disclosure requirements of the Act (section 46), and
  • Renewing contracts inappropriately in violation of the Act (section 13)

For the full text please read the May 18, 2011 Compliance Order [pdf].