Ontario Energy Group in court battle with woman with Alzheimer's

OEG is suing Sybil Hamilton for "breach of a contract" her family says she has no memory of signing.

Posted:
April 22, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The April 2016 DCLC Newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue of the Durham Community Legal Clinic newsletter include consumer law, senior law, new rules at the Social Benefits Tribunal, and Bill 106 on condominiums.

Posted:
April 20, 2016
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

Markham, Mississauga councillors push for ban on door-to-door sales

The move comes after more than 140 charges were laid against the Ontario Energy Group (OEG) and its director who are accused of violating the Consumer Protection Act.

Posted:
April 19, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario Energy Group faces more than 100 Consumer Protection Act charges

The door-to-door sales company sells air-conditioning units, water heaters, and furnaces, a news release said.

Posted:
April 15, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Can building a bank save Canada Post? Unions get behind postal banking

"Postal banks are an alternative to payday lenders, providing basic financial services to the millions of people currently excluded from access to Canada's big banks."

Posted:
April 07, 2016
Article source:
Global News

Rogers to offer $9.99 internet to low-income housing organization tenants

Already offered in Toronto, this program will expand to tenants in non-profit housing developments across the country to give them basic internet access in their home for $9.99 a month.

Posted:
April 07, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Toronto City Council considers stricter rules for payday loan industry

Council has approved a request to look at drafting a bylaw that would stop payday loan branches from clustering in certain neighbourhoods.

Posted:
April 04, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

New and updated resources from CLEO

New and updated resources are now available from CLEO. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
April 01, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Rights groups want to know if police use 'Stingray' device to collect cell data

A police department in B.C. is refusing to either confirm or deny their use of a mass-surveillance device that monitors cell data, say civil-rights groups.

Posted:
March 30, 2016
Article source:
CP24

Payday loan industry dislikes title of NDP's 'Act to End Predatory Lending'

The payday loan industry was blindsided by Alberta's plan to introduce new legislation to regulate it, and isn't happy with the NDP government's contention that it practices "predatory lending."

Posted:
March 10, 2016
Article source:
Calgary Herald