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Prison watchdog is worried about inmates

"Simply locking up more of our citizens for longer periods of time, only to release them with little or no assistance is not a recipe for increased public safety:" Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator of Canada.

Posted:
September 16, 2015

Community legal clinic considers expanding services in Cambridge

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services recently learned it will get an extra $86,000 a year from Legal Aid Ontario, an arm of the Ontario government.

Posted:
March 27, 2015

Province won't give rental tribunal enforcement powers

People who win judgments from tribunals and courts already have enforcement options through small claims court and the sheriff, said a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Posted:
December 23, 2014

Kitchener's Working Centre gets boost from legal clinic

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services has given The Working Centre $12,707 to fully integrate the work of the Centre's Housing Desk and Money Matters Help Desk.

Posted:
December 22, 2014

Landlord and Tenant Board lacks power to enforce its own rulings

The quasi-judicial tribunal deals with tens of thousands of landlord and tenant disputes a year and delivers dozens of rulings a day but has no way to force people to pay.

Posted:
December 15, 2014

Waterloo woman didn't have enough documents to get new Ontario ID card

A Waterloo woman presented her Ontario health card, her birth certificate, and her old-age security card which contained her social insurance number, but they weren't enough to get a new Ontario ID card.

Posted:
August 03, 2011

Waterloo Region's smoke-free affordable housing registers only 21 complaints

Waterloo's TheRecord.com reports that there have only been 21 complaints since Waterloo Region imposed a smoking ban last year in its multi-unit dwellings.

Posted:
February 16, 2011

Kitchener bylaw violates rights of poor and disabled, municipal board says

A Kitchener bylaw that aims to clean up a downtown neighbourhood violates the rights of poor and disabled people and must be changed, says a provincial tribunal.

Posted:
January 18, 2010