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Unit 5: Contract Law

CHAPTER 17: CARRYING OUT THE CONTRACT

E-ACTIVITY: CONSUMER PROTECTION IN YOUR PROVINCE OR TERRITORY (p. 538)

Activity: Prepare a Group Presentation on Consumer Protection

As consumers, we need to be aware of our rights and know how to protect our interests. Under your provincial or territorial consumer protection law, what rights and protections do you have when you make an economic transaction? What tips can help you protect against fraud?

In a group, make a presentation about consumer protection.

  1. Look for information available from your province or territory’s ministry for consumer affairs—for example:
  2. Form a group with some classmates and prepare to give a presentation that briefly summarizes the main protections that are available and answer the following questions.

    • What are some of the situations in which consumers may need protection?
    • What tips can help to protect you against fraud?
    • How can a consumer file a complaint?

    Use the following checklist to help you develop your presentation.

    Click here if you would like to download the checklist.

Presentation/Speech Checklist

  • Have I presented information that reflects a solid knowledge of relevant facts and terms?
  • Have I presented information that reflects a solid understanding of relevant concepts?
  • Have I presented information that reflects a solid understanding about how concepts are related?
  • Have I taken into account different points of view when presenting information?
  • Have I formulated clear and appropriate responses to questions?
  • Have I created an opening that is engaging and clearly introduces the topic?
  • Have I presented information in a logical sequence?
  • Have I formulated a clear and effective conclusion?
  • Have I used visuals effectively?
  • Have I chosen words and used a level of language that is appropriate to the purpose and audience?
  • Have I used speech that is fluent, expressive, and audible?
  • Have I used technology or other presentation aids in a way that enhances the presentation?


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