It is stressful to be poor, and that stress can keep people in poverty

Researchers studying the cognitive mechanisms behind scarcity say their findings may explain why some people who are living in poverty can't seem to get themselves out of it.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
VICE News

Toronto council committee to tackle what some claim is a new loophole for landlords

Councillor Davis says tenants with suite meters are saddled with "exorbitant administration fees and rates that seem to be completely out of whack."

Posted:
October 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Government of Ontario Expanding Protection for Consumers Making Big Purchases

Proposed changes affect building a new house and buying travel, real estate, and event tickets.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

October 11: How to protect yourself in the digital age

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Ave., Newmarket

Topics covered include protecting yourself online, government surveillance and border security, and your rights when it comes to companies collecting your data.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Public asked for input on customer service rules for Ontario energy utilities

Are there times when Ontario energy utilities shouldn't be allowed to disconnect customers? Should customers be allowed to use credit cards? What about security deposits?

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Cell searches a serious privacy intrusion

Daniel Therrien says Canadians shouldn't cross into U.S. if they're unwilling to have their devices searched.

Posted:
September 19, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Ontario eyes ban of door-to-door sales on furnaces, AC, water-softening systems

Ontario is considering the outlawing of door-to-door sales of home-service products after receiving thousands of complaints about expensive, contracts signed under questionable circumstances.

Posted:
September 19, 2017
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

New or updated resources from CLEO

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
September 13, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Why you should care that our civil-justice system is broken

Canada is consistently touted as one of the best countries in which to live, but it ranks an unimpressive 112 out of 190 countries according to the World Bank's enforcing contracts indicator. For good reason: Our civil-justice system is on the fritz. Litigating a civil claim (e.g. contract claim, property rights claim, etc.) can take many years and cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Although you may know about some of the problems plaguing our civil-justice system, you probably don't care. In fact, you probably believe that this problem doesn't affect you. You are wrong. An ineffective civil-justice system is bad for our economy, and everyone, including you, is affected by the strength of our economy.

Posted:
September 06, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Register for CLEO's Forum: Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017: Oct 26, 2017 (Toronto)

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) Toronto, Ontario

Registration link 

CLEO invites you to join us for a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLE or PLEI) that will take place in Toronto on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will gather at the Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) from 10:00 – 4:00 to hone our PLEI skills, connect with new resources, and share strategies for helping our clients and communities. Ontario’s PLE Learning Exchange, a partnership of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) and OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), is hosting this event as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice week, supported by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG).

Posted:
August 30, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)