12 AUGUST 2022
The Applicant’s request to extend the filing deadline for its Statement of Position was granted in part.
7 JULY 2022
The Respondents’ request to adjourn the merits hearing to allow the parties to continue their settlement discussions was granted.
25 NOVEMBER 2021
This was an appeal of a decision of the Director of Consumer Affairs denying the Appellant a salesperson licence under the Direct Sellers Act because he had been convicted of criminal offences more than 20 years prior. The Tribunal addressed several issues including the standard of review in relation to an appeal of the Director’s decision to the Tribunal. The Tribunal concluded that the Appellant should be granted a salesperson licence because since being released from prison, he had demonstrated the competence, trustworthiness, honesty and integrity required to obtain such a licence.
20 JULY 2021
Following the hearing of an appeal of the Director of Consumer Affairs’ decision, the Tribunal ordered, with reasons to follow, that the Appellant be issued a salesperson licence under the Direct Sellers Act.
8 JULY 2021
The Tribunal determined the scope of the Director of Consumer Affairs’ participatory rights in an appeal of her decision, with reasons to follow.
9 MARCH 2020
The Tribunal concluded that the appellant’s lack of computer and internet access combined with his difficulty reading and writing constituted reasonable grounds for an extension of the time to file the Notice of Appeal.
19 OCTOBER 2020
An enforcement proceeding was concluded by the respondent providing an undertaking to the Tribunal to refrain from conducting, in New Brunswick, any or all activities regulated by the Direct Sellers Act, and by the Cost of Credit Disclosure and Payday Loans Act.
19 MARCH 2020
The hearing of an application for an interim order in an enforcement proceeding was adjourned sine die due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The respondent had provided a broad undertaking not to conduct, in New Brunswick, any or all activities regulated by the Direct Sellers Act and the Cost of Credit Disclosure and Payday Loans Act.
9 MARCH 2020
The hearing of an application for an interim order was adjourned as the respondent had just retained legal counsel who needed time to review the file. The respondent undertook to refrain from carrying on business in New Brunswick until the application had been decided.
25 FEBRUARY 2020
The Tribunal denied a request to postpone a hearing as the respondent had provided no valid reason to postpone the hearing.
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