Ontario files lawsuit against payday loan operator Cash Store

The Ontario government has launched legal proceedings against The Cash Store Financial Services Inc., a publicly traded firm in the payday loan business, over its operations and licences.

Posted:
June 12, 2013
Article source:
National Post

Data-collection program got green light from MacKay in 2011

Defence Minister Peter MacKay approved a secret electronic eavesdropping program that scours global telephone records and Internet data trails – including those of Canadians – for patterns of suspicious activity.

Posted:
June 10, 2013
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canadians can cancel their wireless contracts after two years under new CRTC code of conduct

New rules also cap extra data charges at $50 per month and international data roaming charges at $100 per month.
Posted:
June 03, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Star

Government went too far in surveillance of First Nations advocate: report

Two government departments went too far in their monitoring of a First Nations children's advocate and her personal Facebook page, federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has found.

Posted:
May 31, 2013
Article source:
Winnipeg Free Press

Free Program Helps Those in Need Lower Their Energy Bills

The saveONenergy Home Assistance program (HAP) helps Ontarians in financial need reduce their home electricity bills.

Posted:
May 24, 2013
Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

Canada's privacy laws inadequate for digital age, watchdog says

Canadians' trust in the digital economy is at risk because our laws don't have enough teeth to compel companies to protect consumers' privacy, Canada's privacy commissioner says.

Posted:
May 23, 2013
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Website aims to help teens emerge from the aftermath of 'sexting'

A new website aims to help teens regain control of their lives in the aftermath of 'sexting' or cyber bullying, an initiative spurred by the recent suicide deaths of Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd.

Posted:
April 22, 2013
Article source:
CTV News

April 28: Free 'last chance' tax clinic

Date Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Place 17 Phoebe Street, Queen and Spadina intersection
Contact Grissel Orellana
Phone 416-597-1171 x 228
Email grissel@trccmwar.ca

Free Income Tax Clinics (taxation year 2012) are run with the assistance of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) and its volunteers. Please confirm your attendance.

Posted:
April 19, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCCMWAR)

On the Radar: Door-to-door sales: Don't get fooled

This month's On the Radar is about using the Consumer Protection Act to deal with problems that can arise when someone buys goods or services from a door-to-door salesperson.

Posted:
April 16, 2013
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario cracks down on door-to-door water heater sales

Ontario is taking aim at aggressive door-to-door water heater sales, saying complaints about bad apples in the industry are second only to collection agencies.

Posted:
April 11, 2013
Article source:
Toronto Star