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these dealers are by far the absolute uncaring, crooked, greedy, etc. can't say enough, but too remember the bank that deals with them is as much responsible. No one is Interested in what you earn only that you sign on the dotted line. Read, read, read everything. My brother is paying $50, 000 for a $20, 000 vehicle.

When I phoned the bank they said credit check is done by auto list and they had no interest to go further. Brother earns only $25, 000 a year has to make $600.00 payments, insurance, phone, rent, gas, food. How absolutely stupid to think he can do thus. They take advantage of these that are desperate to buy a car and not able to understanding the consequences. The bank is Scotia bank and they too are responsible.

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    L Smith WPG Feb 23, 2020
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    Hi Sean

    Follow these links:

    https://www.canlii.org/en/mb/mbqb/doc/2018/2018mbqb126/2018mbqb126.html

    https://www.canliiconnects.org/en/commentaries/63889

    This is a case brought before the courts in Manitoba involving somebody in the same position as you. These people fought Autolist of Canada in court and won the case against them (in the case Autolist goes by a different name which is Quick Auto Lease but it's the same company).

    A lawyer named Daniel Chornopyski working for Pitblado LLP (a Winnipeg law firm) succesfully fought for the people challenging Autolist.

    Assuming the lease agreement you signed with Autolist is substantially similar to the one involved in the case listed above, you likely have a good chance of dismissing any further Autolist legal claim against you.

    I suggest you read the material I linked to above and reach out to Daniel Chornopyski at Pitblado LLP - he may may able to advise you on next steps to help you with your case OR if you don't have the resources to hire a lawyer there are other resources to help people in your position (such as Winnipeg Legal Help Centre - http://legalhelpcentre.ca/).

    At the very least, you can point to this legal case as precedent to try to have legal proceedings by Autolist against you dismissed in court OR get you released from any further obligation to pay under the lease you signed (again, assuming the facts of your situation are similar to the one in the case I linked to above). Autolist appears to consistently violate the Manitoba Consumer Protection Act - this legislation is in place to protect consumers in your position and can be very powerful as a tool to release you from further obligations to pay Autolist.

    If you are going through court proceedings and are representing yourself, bring these case materials with you and reference this when you argue your case in front of a judge, it will certainly help you. But your best bet is hiring a good lawyer.

    Good luck and continue fighting them - the law is on your side

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    L Smith WPG Feb 23, 2020
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    Apologies - this lawyer started his own practice and is no longer at Pitblado LLP but can be found here - https://chornopyskilaw.com/

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