BC Legal Services Society report on 'Everyday legal problems' in 2018

The BC Legal Services Society's report has feedback on the type of legal problems individuals face in BC, how they deal with them, and what the impact is on their lives.

Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia

Tenant Rights Should Be Part Of The High School Curriculum

According to ACTO's Karen Andrews, landlords perceive students as a "vulnerable community" that "doesn't have legal resources, that don't fight back."

Posted:
November 02, 2018
Article source:
Huffington Post

Staff shortages at Ontario Landlord Tenant Board create 'longer than usual' hearing delays

The LTB is straining under a workload of cases with not enough staff to reach its standard of service on scheduling hearings, according to a newly released report.

Posted:
November 01, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Steps to Justice has new information about finding legal help

Steps to Justice now has information about finding, working with, and complaining about a lawyer or paralegal

Posted:
October 30, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Stressed-out tenant says his apartment has been treated for cockroaches 18 times in 18 months

Geordie Dent, the executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations, says it's not the first time he's heard of pest problems harming a tenant's mental health.

Posted:
October 29, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Parkdale group seeks commitments from developers on affordable housing, rent increases

Parkdale People's Economy is a network of over 30 community groups whose goal is to bring benefits to the neighbourhood's residents.

Posted:
October 26, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Training trusted intermediaries creates a ripple effect of good information in the community

The [Dis]placement Project, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, provided training on housing law to people who support new Canadians in Hamilton.

Posted:
October 24, 2018
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

October 27: Toronto Tenant Summit

When: Saturday, 27 October 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

The FMTA Tenant Summit is a gathering of tenants and tenants associations to discuss strategies for organization and advocacy in the city of Toronto.

Posted:
October 24, 2018
Article source:
Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA)

What if a landlord gives notice to terminate in bad faith: Reasonable Doubt

If a landlord evicts you because they want to use the unit for themselves, then re-rents the unit, you can go to the LTB and seek compensation for the bad-faith termination.

Posted:
October 22, 2018
Article source:
NOW