Never sign rental contracts at the door: Roseman

The Ontario government plans to stop the aggressive practices used to sell contracts for home heating equipment at the door.

Posted:
September 23, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Star

Students bend the law with textbook downloads

Although there are no records of Canadian publishers taking legal action against students illicitly accessing their textbooks, experts believe it could be a possibility in the future.

Posted:
September 19, 2013
Article source:
The Province (British Columbia)

Provincial Government Moves to Enhance Consumer Protection

A bill that passed second reading in the Ontario Legislature last week aims to "protect vulnerable, indebted consumers against the abusive practices of some companies offering debt settlement services."

Posted:
September 17, 2013
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Shoppers Drug Mart customers target of Canada-wide scam

A telephone scam that claims to be connected to Shoppers Drug Mart is sweeping the nation with people in Ontario and in New Brunswick worried about the security of their personal information.

Posted:
September 09, 2013
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Putting blinders on Big Brother's surveillance apparatus

This writer says the time has come for a national dialogue about online surveillance in Canada, and invites readers to participate at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

Posted:
August 28, 2013
Article source:
National Post

Seniors acquiring more debt, report says

Canadian consumers continued to increase their debt burdens, but consumers 65 and older had the greatest increase since last year, according to Equifax.

Posted:
August 27, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario Photo Card

An Ontario Photo Card is a wallet sized card that provides government-issued identification to Ontarians who do not have a driver's licence, making it easier for them to do things that require official identification.

Posted:
July 31, 2013
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Water Damage and Your Home Insurance

The reason insurers don't cover floods is because they cannot sell this protection at an affordable price.

Posted:
July 30, 2013
Article source:
Slaw

Ottawa Citizen wins fight for student grade records from Carleton University

Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner has ordered Carleton University to hand over 12 years of student grade records to the Ottawa Citizen.

Posted:
July 30, 2013
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Competition Tribunal throws out case against Visa, MasterCard

The ruling is a setback for retailers who wanted to pass on transaction fees imposed by the credit card companies and their card providers, often Canadian banks, to customers.

Posted:
July 23, 2013
Article source:
The Globe and Mail