Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

Canada's banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients' banking records without consent.

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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

Accident victims denied millions in benefits by insurers, lawsuits allege

Six auto insurance giants have withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in HST payments from Ontario car accident victims in defiance of demands from the provincial regulator.

Posted:
November 01, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Report a scam or fraud

Over the next few months, you may have more charities asking for support. Learn the signs of a charity scam so that your act of kindness goes to those who really need it.

Posted:
November 01, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

ID Replacement Clinics in Ottawa

When: Dates in November 2018, February and March 2019

Where: YMCA, 180 Argyle Ave., Ottawa K2P 1B7

The clinics are coordinated and staffed by Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), supervised by lawyers from Borden Ladner Gervais, and held at the YMCA (180 Argyle). 

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa

Justice for Children and Youth has information for youth about cannabis laws

Justice for Children and Youth has prepared information and a graphic directed at young people. 

Posted:
October 17, 2018
Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth

October 24: Police Surveillance and Civil Liberties

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Ryerson University, Room 230, Rogers Communication Centre, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario

The growing number of police technologies may serve legitimate police purposes but raise serious questions about civil liberties and privacy. 

Posted:
October 17, 2018
Article source:
Centre for Free Expression

On the Radar: New protections when getting payday loans

Some of the rules for payday lenders have changed to give borrowers more protection. This month's On the Radar outlines some of the main rules and highlights what's new.

Posted:
October 04, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

'Significant investigative operation' into CRA phone scam underway, public safety minister says

At least 60,000 Canadians have complained over the past 5 years about this scam, and more than $10 million has been stolen during that same time period.

Posted:
October 01, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Time of 'self-regulation' is over, privacy czar says in push for stronger laws

Canada's privacy watchdog says there is an urgent need for stronger laws to protect personal information -- and for more money to help his office enforce them.

Posted:
September 28, 2018
Article source:
CTV News