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In the Reasonable Doubt column, Waterloo Region Community Legal Services' Rachael Lake says filing your taxes is the single greatest annual opportunity to boost your income.
Toronto's housing bubble has created a landlord's market, to the disadvantage in particular of Black renters.
Police and crown attorneys have aggressively pursued aggravated sexual assault charges against people even when they don't transmit the virus, says Ryan Peck, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.
Rachael Lake of Waterloo Region Community Legal Services says Community Legal Clinics and even private practice lawyers offer free information – you just need to know where to look.
Keep these tips in mind: apply for permits or notify the proper authority weeks in advance; keep it peaceful; be polite and calm with police; know your rights; and bring your cell phone.
An eviction order by the Landlord and Tenant Board doesn't necessarily mean that a tenant will be evicted promptly.
Failure to disclose one's HIV status is prosecuted as aggravated sexual assault, yet at least half the prosecutions in cases of HIV non-disclosure have involved no transmission of the virus.
Legal Aid Ontario's funding shortages impact immigration, tenancy and disability law, too: Reasonable Doubt
This writer says if you agree that Legal Aid provides crucial legal services to our province's poorest and that more people should qualify financially, contact your local MPP and let them know.
Courts are hesitant to restrict any person's ability to access the courts, but there are exceptions if a person abuses this rule by repeatedly bringing forward frivolous claims.
Who is really responsible for snow removal, the tenant or landlord? And can you be evicted in the chilly months?
NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column asks, is the minimum salary qualification much too low? And are legal aid lawyers paid enough?
Unequal awards in personal injury actions are not the real problem: they reflect Canada's social ills and demonstrate that despite progress, we're far from a merit-based economy.
This week's Reasonable Doubt column has tips on how to work effectively with your legal counsel.
It's difficult to imagine an alternative to jury trials that provides a similar guarantee of careful consideration before permitting a conviction to be entered, says this writer.
This columnist asks, Would you want six people with no medical or vocational training deciding the nature of your injuries or what treatment and income you need for the rest of your life?
Are condominium unit residents legally permitted to rent their units through Airbnb? Can condominium corporations do anything to control the practice?
Reasonable Doubt: Changes to Ontario tenancy law designed to help survivors of domestic abuse and violence
Jonathan Robart of Scarborough Community Legal Services explains how changes to the RTA affect persons experiencing sexual or domestic violence and/or abuse.
Guest columnist Rachael Lake, a staff lawyer with Waterloo Region Community Legal Services who practises in the areas of Disability and Employment Insurance Law, wrote this column.
At what point, if ever, is one free to dispose of property as one sees fit, without being obliged to support children or spouses who we feel are undeserving?
Haily Butler-Henderson was denied access to the washroom after a worker at the bar expressed concern the business could be liable if Butler-Henderson fell en route to the toilet.