For the month of April, our Nanny State Ninny Award goes to two Greater Toronto Area city councillors who want to save the public from . . . door-to-door salespeople.
Colin Campbell and Karen Ras have thrown their support behind a plan to call on the provincial government to usher in a ban that prohibits door-to-door sales and while I’m no fan of the experience, and don’t need a new water heater or my air ducts cleaned, have adults become incapable of saying “no thanks”? What about just not answering the door?
Apparently, they’re also concerned about people getting bilked. Well, there’s a big difference between annoying and illegal and if a product or service is sold based on bogus information, there are already laws on the books for fraud. Whatever happened to the concept of caveat emptor?
Campbell and Ras want to protect adults from buyer’s remorse?