Ontario Government Introduces Legislation to Improve Elevator Availability and Credit Reporting Fairness

Ontario will be the first jurisdiction in the world to set standards for elevator repair times; Ontarians will have the strongest rights in Canada over consumer reporting agencies info.

Posted:
February 23, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Register today for Feb 21 webinar - Money, Abuse and Safety: Tips for Women

Date: WednesdayFebruary 21, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 1:15pm
 

This webinar is a discussion about money, partner abuse, and safety. The webinar provides tips for women to get control of their budget, and about what money matters to look out for that could be part of an abusive relationship. This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC, and Anne Arbour, Financial Educator at the Credit Counselling Society, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario man says he's out $20K after nightmare deal with water heater, furnace company

Henry Kleemola signed a contract with Green Planet Home Services in 2013, when a salesman came to his door. He's regretted it ever since.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Upcoming changes: Rules for businesses entering into contracts at a consumer's home

As of March 1, 2018, certain products and services can no longer be offered or sold at a consumer's home unless the consumer initiated the transaction.

Posted:
February 13, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Telcos demand hefty fees for personal data that should be free, says Citizen Lab report

Dating apps, fitness trackers and telecom companies are inconsistent in how they answer consumer requests for their personal data, according to a new report from the University of Toronto.

Posted:
February 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

New home phone fraud scheme dupes 5 Toronto victims out of $5.1M

Toronto police have warned the public about an "emerging" and relatively sophisticated phone fraud scheme that has already cost at least five victims in Toronto more than $5 million in financial losses.

Posted:
February 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

OSAP Application Process Just Got Easier for Students

If you're a student receiving OSAP you can now use the OSAP online tool to see estimated tuition costs for each program you have applied to and the estimated amount OSAP will cover.

Posted:
January 24, 2018
Article source:
Settlement.Org

U.S. border guards can search your phone: here are some details on how

Immigration lawyer Henry Chang says before crossing the border, delete private material or transfer it to the cloud; at the border, turn on airplane mode; and, be prepared to just turn over your phone.

Posted:
January 22, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 January 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
January 19, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 12 January 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
January 12, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)