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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 03, 2011

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

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

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.

January 18, 2010