News in Consumer Law
Topics in the Spring 2011 issue of Le Plaideur (in French only) include ODSP and addictions, indirect discrimination against people with disabilities, Special Diet, hydro bills and tenants, challenges with applications for permanent residence status on humanitarian & compassionate grounds, legal services in French, and good news for workers from Haiti.
Date April 28, 2011
Time 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where Peel Chinese Community Service Hub, 1177 Central Parkway West, Golden Square Centre, Unit 81, Mississauga
Free legal seminars in English with Mandarin translations are available through The Peel Chinese Community Service Hub and Mississauga Community Legal Services.
Ontario Energy Board improvements to customer service rules will help keep lights on for low-income people
The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomes the long-awaited release of the Ontario Energy Board's customer service rules that are specifically designed to help financially-strapped low-income households maintain their residential electricity service.
The Ontario Energy Board has announced new customer service rules for eligible low-income residential electricity customers that will take effect October 1, 2011.
The European Union's highest court has barred the insurance industry from charging different rates for men and women, saying the widespread practices amounts to sex discrimination against millions.
This article discusses one of the big choices when it comes to looking for an apartment: Whether to rent with utilities included or to pay separately.
Date February 9, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where Community Room, LIFE*SPIN, 866 Dundas St., London, Ontario
ProBono Law students from the University of Western Ontario will do a workshop about Energy Rebiller companies.
This section of the Ontario Energy Board web site describes programs such as LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance, offered by electricity and natural gas companies, and Winter Warmth, offered by Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.
Topics in this issue include new satellite legal clinics and seminars, changes in ODSP benefits, migrant workers abandoned, consumer rights, and welfare review.
New satellite legal clinics and seminars are getting Niagara North Community Legal Assistance out of its Church Street, St. Catharines, offices to raise the clinic's presence. The satellite legal clinics will be set up at Brock University, the Housing Help Centre in St. Catharines, and at Niagara Falls Public Library.