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Most landlords are limited by provincial law in how much they can increase rent each year. But there's an exemption for buildings built after 1991, where there's no cap on increases.
Emily Chan, a lawyer with Justice for Children and Youth, said people who were failed in their youth by child welfare agencies or parents are the ones who suffer through no fault of their own.
Kenneth Hale, a legal director of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, said the "personal use" eviction – known as an "N12" – has long been open to misuse by landlords.
Bedbugs and elevator buttons covered in saliva are just two of the complaints about 500 Dawes Rd. But city bureaucrats might be backing away from the idea.
TCHC apartment tenants can no longer access their building's televised "lobby channel" — what some claim is a vital security feature — unless they purchase a Rogers cable subscription.
Margaret Parsons, ED of the African Canadian Legal Clinic, says what CAS might not consider abuse or neglect in a white family they will consider abuse or neglect in a black family.
The free legal clinic is the first of its kind in B.C. since the province cut back legal aid funding by 40 per cent in 2002.
The public has until June 30 to offer feedback on controversial changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.
A note drafted to brief the Justice Minister on the state of the criminal justice system suggests that half of those in provincial jails are on remand and have not been convicted of anything.
Canadian provinces have confiscated tens of millions of dollars in assets as proceeds of crime, but a new report indicates the seizures are often a simple cash grab from innocent parties.
Tenants have lodged more than 150 property standards complaints against the buildings in the past two years, according to Toronto's municipal licensing and standards website.
More than just a lesson about sexual consent, the sessions allow participants to understand their emotions and how to control them, said METRAC's program director Andrea Gunraj.
The statistics that make Ghomeshi's trial so exceptional underline how many untried cases are out there, how many victims are living without a reckoning for what was done to them: Columnist.
The initiative is to ensure that newly-settled refugees are treated fairly by landlords and employers.
Provincial watchdog a ‘last resort’ for city hall, university beefs, says acting ombudsman Barbara Finlay. - Anyone griping about city hall has a new avenue to lodge complaints, now that Ontario’s ombudsman has expanded powers to investigate municipalities. As of Jan. 1 2016, the provincial independent watchdog can now look into complaints about municipalities and universities.
A Liberal majority government will open the door for more supervised injection sites in Canada, says Liberal Senator Larry Campbell, Vancouver's mayor when Insite became the first in North America.
Students living in 'unacceptable' conditions at Toronto's Parkside Residence could get rent reduction
If they want to attract international students, Queen's Park should take note of what's happening at downtown's Parkside Student Residence, says ACTO's Kenneth Hale.
Critics say the prohibition of voter information cards and vouching could lower voter turnout among students, the homeless, and First Nations.
Two Canadian women have begun their Federal Court case, seeking to have a judge declare that Canada's cooperation in supplying financial information to U.S. tax collectors is unconstitutional.
Two Canadians stripped of the right to vote because of their lengthy stay abroad are hoping the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case, their lawyer said Wednesday.