ISAC's Media & Policy News: 11 May 2018 - Ontario Election 2018

Every Friday until Election Day June 7, ISAC will send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

Posted:
May 11, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

On the Radar: New rules protect consumers in door-to-door sales

As of March 1, businesses selling certain products or services can't phone people or come to their homes without being invited. These products include furnaces, water heaters, and more.

Posted:
May 11, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

Law protecting Ontarians from disclosure of police records finally gets green light

The Act will become law on Nov. 1, fundamentally changing the rules around what police can tell prospective employers, volunteer agencies, and foreign governments about Ontarians.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto is latest Canadian city to crack down on payday lending outlets

Toronto City Council adopted new interim regulations last week that cap the number of physical locations allowed across the city and require operators to be licensed.

Posted:
May 07, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

New or updated CLEO resources now available

Updated resources on the topics of payday loans, child support, and your rights at work are now available.

Posted:
May 02, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

How to find out what data Facebook and Google are keeping on you

This article is a guide in seven steps to protecting yourself from unwelcome data collection and abuse online in Canada.

Posted:
April 30, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Campuses offer free menstrual products in the name of educational equality

"The cost is negligible, the impact is huge, and it's just one more way we can support our students in making life a little bit easier for them so they can focus on learning."

Posted:
April 30, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

April 25: Your Privacy Rights

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Learn more about your privacy rights under Ontario's public-sector privacy laws with Brian Beamish, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and information officers.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library