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On  Monday, March 6, Owen Sound City Council gave final approval to a city business licence for Just Energy Ontario for door to door sales of electricity and gas products.

The Ontario Government and the Ontario Energy Board introduced new rules and regulations for energy retailers earlier this year, and they offer the following "Four things to remember if you are approached to sign an energy contract":

· As of January 1, 2017, no one can sign you up for an energy contract while they are at your home. They can leave information, but are not allowed to leave a contract

· Always make sure you get a business card and look at the salesperson's ID badge first

· Don't share personal information (i.e. your gas or electricity bill). An energy retailer only needs this information if you decide to enter into a contract

· Energy retailers are not your utility, the government or the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). The OEB does not go door to door

 

City bylaws also require the seller both to carry the business licence and to wear an identity tag with their full name and the name of the business.

The United Way Bruce Grey encourages the community to be vigilant and to check on vulnerable neighbours should these retailers be in your area.


 

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