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A former trial lawyer, Lea cuts through the jargon and brings you information you need so that you don’t turn into a victim. Regularly reporting on how consumers can protect themselves against unethical business practices, Lea prepares you with questions that should be asked when entering into a contract.
Consumer Watch Stories
As the Alberta economy is still suffering in the downturn, one of Canada’s leading credit agencies says it is driving debt and delinquency rates up.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Tetsuro Aikawa said Wednesday that he will step down to take responsibility for the mileage cheating scandal unfolding at the Japanese automaker.
Takata Corp., the Japanese auto-parts maker behind massive air-bag recalls, is expecting a return to profit for the fiscal year through March 2017, although it just agreed to recall millions of additional parts.
An agreement will give owners of hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, a judge said Thursday.
Sunridge RV filed for bankruptcy last month walking away from $10 million in debt and some customers have been able to claim their trailers from the locked up lot but others have not been quite as fortunate.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker tarnished by a massive recall coverup 15 years ago, owned up to another scandal Wednesday, saying employees had intentionally falsified fuel mileage data for several vehicle models.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, claiming the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scheme violated the state's consumer protection law.
Nine days before taking off for Mazatlan, Mexico, Don and Angela Shewchuk received notice that their non-stop flight was no longer direct and there were no avenues for recourse.
U.S. chocolate maker Mars said Tuesday it's recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries in Europe and elsewhere after plastic was found in one of its products.
An Airdrie woman finds herself battling her insurance company after she suffered an injury that left her unable to work and unable to make her mortgage payments.
Hillview Meat Processor is recalling raw pork and pork organ products that were sold to Alberta retailers due to possible E. coli contamination.
Volkswagen and Audi say they are recalling 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.
Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.
A local man has come up with an innovative idea to provide delivery and shipment services to Calgarians on-demand and even though the company is just a month old it already has hundreds of clients.
Honda's quarterly profit slipped 19 per cent as costs related to air-bag recalls eroded the benefits from growing sales.
Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits.
Another Calgary home renovation contractor has suddenly closed its doors leaving many home owners with unfinished jobs and little recourse.
Volkswagen lagged while other major automakers cashed in on record European car sales in December as the German company struggled with the fallout from its emissions-cheating scandal.
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A civil trial has begun in New York to test the boundaries of hundreds of claims remaining against General Motors over faulty ignition switches.
The City of Calgary is trying to hammer out a new agreement that will allow Uber and other private for-hire vehicle operators to set up shop in the city.
Volkswagen said Wednesday that a problem with carbon dioxide emissions is far smaller than initially suspected, with further checks finding 'slight discrepancies' in only a few models and no evidence of illegal changes to fuel consumption and emissions figures.
As we head into another holiday season, it’s easy to ignore a budget given the long list of items topping Christmas lists, but a new report may give residents of Alberta something to think about.
The CBRE’s latest annual forecast for commercial real estate in Canada was released on Tuesday and the agency is predicting that office vacancy rates in Calgary will continue to rise next year.