News in Consumer Law
In the decision, Justice John Sproat lays out guidelines so that police may only obtain a minimal amount of information about cellphone users directly relevant to their investigation.
Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.
'Self-represented litigants are powerless' and that must change, law prof says - There is no consistently reported data on self-represented litigants in Canada's courts, although some provinces have started keeping numbers for individual court appearances. The numbers of self-represented litigants in criminal cases, though not as high, are still on the increase.
The Ontario government has introduced legislation it says will increase protection for people using payday loan outlets and other “alternative financial services.”
A new program beginning in 2016 will reduce the electricity bills of low-income customers.
Topics in this issue of HALCO News include HALCO court interventions, Low-Income Electricity Support Program, and speciality clinics co-location project, and HALCO updates.
Advocates have expressed disappointment with Ontario's new legislation that deals with alternative financial services.
In his annual report, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada looked at Bills C-13, C-44, and C-51, and recommended fixes for each bill.
The Ontario Government will introduce legislation to increase protections for consumers who use payday loans, instalment loans, rent-to-own services, and cheque-cashing services.
With the sign-up period ending December 31, fewer than seven percent of the eligible low-income households have applied for Ontario's energy rebate.