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I’ve started this petition because almost everyone I know has experienced aggressive and misleading tactics by door-to-door sales agents for things like furnaces and waterheaters to water filtration devices. Whether you are young or a senior, whether you are a brand new homeowner, or have lived in your home for years, every one of us has experienced fraud at the door. And with spring finally here, its about to get a lot worse. Enough is enough! This petition calls on the province to immediately impose a ban on door-to-door selling in the home energy services sector, just as they have recently done for electricity and natural gas contracts. (Companies that offer these services could still advertise on TV, radio, print or whatever to get customers, but selling door-to-door would be banned). Talk is cheap. We want action, not excuses. Even though the province passed special legislation and imposed new rules one year ago to deal with aggressive and misleading door-to-door sales, it has had little effect. Since the new rules took effect just twelve months ago, homeowners ALL OVER ONTARIO continue to experience unsolicited, aggressive and misleading sales tactics at their door from companies seeking to sell home energy services, such as furnaces, waterheaters, water filtration devices, etc. etc. And while the province recently charged one company for their fraudulent and misleading sales conduct, previous attempts to go after aggressive and misleading door-to-door sellers have failed. We want the Ontario government to take a stand with Ontarians and impose a ban – by December 31, 2016 – on door-to-door selling in the home energy services sector. They have done it before, and they can do it again. Don’t delay. Let's do it today! Together, we can make this happen. Please sign our petition, and tell your friends, family, and neighbours that you support a province-wide ban.