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)

Province hiring hydro welfare team in North Bay

The province is establishing a team in North Bay that will be dedicated to enrolling social assistance recipients across Ontario in a program to help lower their electricity costs.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
The Sudbury Star

Legal clinic aims to help people who don't officially exist

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic set up an ID bank to provide vulnerable people with a safe place to store personal documents but found many people had no identification to store.

Posted:
August 02, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

La Chronique juridique - L'édition Été 2017

Topics in the summer issue of La Chronique juridique include (in French only) changes to tenants' and landlords' rights, energy contracts, basic income pilot project, and LAO eligibility.

Posted:
July 28, 2017
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

What you should know about online used-car sales scams

In most scams involving a mysterious overseas buyer and their shipping agent, you'll likely be left waiting for the shipper to come in – after you hand over your own cash, says this columnist.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail