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October 10: Elder Law Information

Information from Ontario Bar Association: Lawyers who have expertise dealing with the unique legal issues and needs of older adults will discuss a variety of topics, including elder abuse. Learn about the rights and responsibilities...

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Parkdale tenants granted stay of eviction by Landlord and Tenant Board

Vulnerable Parkdale seniors facing eviction from the property they've resided at for years won't have to move out by the end of the month after all.

The Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has agreed to grant requests filed on behalf of...

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Can unfair employment end age discrimination: Reasonable Doubt

From NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column: Employees in Ontario are retiring later than ever. Life expectancies have consistently risen and people now work into their 60s and 70s in order to support themselves as they live longer....

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Bureaucracy to blame for thousands of Canadians struggling with estate laws, seniors' advocate says

An Ontario widow found herself stuck with a clunker she couldn't legally drive — or even give away — after being told she had to pay more than the car is worth in legal fees to transfer ownership.

Margaret McArthur, 75, from Ottawa, is like...

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September 10: Wills & Estates: How the Law Affects You Part 2*

Information from Ontario Bar Association: Learn why having a will and powers of attorney are important for you and your loved ones. Lawyer Catherine Jeske will share information about the law in Ontario and how it affects you, your...

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Judge slashes elderly client's legal bill, says lawyer 'was obviously making it all up as he went along'

A Toronto judge has drastically reduced an elderly woman's six-figure legal bill after finding her lawyer was unable to explain how he reached the amount.

"None of the respondent's figures are credible; he was obviously...

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How can home-care users hold personal-support workers to account?

Shirley Parent, 80, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. She lives on her own in London and relies on public home-care services: four times a day, personal-support workers get her up or into bed and change her briefs -- activities that...

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LGBTQ seniors fear renewed discrimination in long-term care

When deteriorating health forced David McClure, who is 81, to enter first one Ottawa nursing home, and then another, he felt as though he was going back into the closet, after decades out of it. "I couldn't let my gayness show," he said. "The looks...

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Pet care for people in crisis

Thanks to Jill McNall, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), for assembling this information about pet care for people in crisis:

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) has a SafePet program: ...

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Where homeless and vulnerable people can go during a heat wave

From a broadcast of Metro Morning: The high today is 32 degrees, and it'll feel more like 38. For those living rough or on the streets, there's little relief from the sizzling temperatures. Matt Galloway talks with a street nurse...

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