Phone scam targets new Canadians for personal information, cash in wake of 'two-tier citizenship' law

Police from Guelph, Ontario, to Abbotsford, B.C., have cautioned residents against scam calls from both the Canada Revenue Agency (who claim you owe back taxes or fees of some kind) and CIC.

Posted:
June 26, 2015
Article source:
National Post

Ontario Government Investing in Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training

The provincial government has commited $97 million in funding over the next three years to help more First Nation, Métis, and Inuit learners access postsecondary education and training opportunities.

Posted:
June 25, 2015
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Marijuana dispensary regulations approved in Vancouver

Vancouver becomes the first in Canada to license and regulate pot shops, permitting about 100 retailers to open.

Posted:
June 24, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

July 4: Understanding Your Credit Report & Credit Score Workshop

When: Saturday, July 4, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T1R5

If you have ever applied for a credit card, or borrowed money for a car, house, or other purchase, you have a credit report on file with a credit bureau. Find out how this can affect your financial future.

Posted:
June 23, 2015
Article source:
Settlement.Org

New and Revised CLEO Publications - June 22, 2015

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit  www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
June 22, 2015
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario Government Launches Consultation on New Financial Protections for Consumers

The government is seeking feedback about issues such as payday loans, cheque cashing, money transfer services, and experiences with debt collection agencies.

Posted:
June 18, 2015
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Report calls for ban on energy sales at home: Roseman

Ontario allows consumer choice by opening its energy markets to independent retailers. Now it wants added protections for consumers.

Posted:
June 17, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

Contractor loses appeal after fraudulent reno of elderly woman's home

A Toronto contractor found to have defrauded an elderly woman, torn apart her home and drained her savings has lost his appeal.

Posted:
June 10, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

'Don't walk, run' to get help with hydro bills, ombudsman warns

Customers with outrageous bills from Hydro One computer fiasco are running out of time for the ombudsman to help as the budget passes.

Posted:
June 04, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

5 things you should know about CRTC's new cellphone contract rules

New CRTC cellphone contract regulations kick in today, bringing good news for Canadian consumers — especially those locked into three-year wireless agreements.

Posted:
June 03, 2015
Article source:
Global News