Long-Term Energy Plan a positive move, but affordable energy rate program needed to protect the vulnerable

The Low-Income Energy Network has been advocating for a permanent, province-wide low-income electricity rate assistance program since 2006.

Posted:
December 03, 2013
Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

Wireless code gives customers new rights

Cellphone customers get caps on their excess data and roaming fees and other new rights, under the CRTC's new Wireless Code of Conduct.

Posted:
December 03, 2013
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Federal government seeks firm to 'monitor' social media content

The federal government is seeking a firm that "continuously monitors social media content on a daily basis in near real time and (can) provide web-based, online media metrics and reporting capabilities."

Posted:
November 29, 2013
Article source:
Metro

La Chronique juridique - Hiver 2013

Topics in the Winter 2013 issue of La Chronique juridique include (in French only), changes to Ontario social assistance programs, have you been fired or laid off?, email and internet scams, and credit repairers.

Posted:
November 29, 2013
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

Two articles: Cybercrime bill raises worries, and Department of Justice response

Two articles discuss, first, the Canadian privacy commissioner's concerns about the cybercrime bill, and second, the government's response to objections to the bill.

Posted:
November 29, 2013
Article source:
The Chronicle Herald

Woman with disability denied entry to U.S. after agent cites supposedly private medical details

A Toronto woman was shocked after she was denied entry into the U.S. because she had been hospitalized for clinical depression.

Posted:
November 28, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian banks to be compelled to share clients' info with U.S.

Starting July 1, Canadian banks must look for markers that identify any accounts belonging to Americans.

Posted:
November 25, 2013
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Living in Retirement: a new FCAC resource to help Canada's seniors understand and manage the financial realities of retirement

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has developed Living in retirement, a free guide that covers a variety of financial matters that many seniors will face.

Posted:
November 18, 2013
Article source:
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Ontario’s recipe for revenue includes crackdown on tax cheats, black market

Ontario is looking to clamp down on tax-dodging corporations, reform its system of credits, and drag the black market into the light of day – all in a bid to raise more revenue.

Posted:
November 15, 2013
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic newsletter is now available

Topics in the October 2013 issue include immigration law update: dependent children, migrant workers, and poverty reduction submission to the provincial government.

Posted:
November 05, 2013
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton