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"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.