TORONTO—A Mississauga, Ont. interiors firm was recently fined for failing to fulfill a contract contrary to the Consumer Protection Act.
The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services issued a release reporting that in June 2014, a Mississauga consumer signed a contract with In Touch Interiors for kitchen renovations and paid a 50 per cent deposit of $15,597.96. In Touch Interiors did not perform the work, the court found.
On Sept. 12, Customized Organizing Solutions Inc., carrying on business as In Touch Interiors, and Kamal Malekzai of Mississauga, a director of the corporation, were convicted of an unfair practice and failing to refund contrary to the Consumer Protection Act. Justice of the Peace Jill Fletcher fined the firm $2,000 and Malekzai was personally fined $2,000 and ordered to pay the consumer $15,597.96 in restitution. Malekzai was also placed on probation for two years.