Predatory Lending: The Reality Behind Canada's Shadow Mortgage Lenders

The Bank of Canada warned about the risks inherent in the shadow banking sector in its most recent Financial System Review last month.

Posted:
July 28, 2015
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

Hydro One leads most complained-about government agencies, Ontario ombud says

The Ontario government organizations most complained about are Hydro One, the Family Responsibility Office, ODSP, WSIB, and the government branch responsible for private career colleges.

Posted:
July 28, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

July & August: Regional information sessions about the Ontario Electricity Support Program

The Ontario Energy Board has scheduled a series of regional meetings to share information about the Ontario Electricity Support Program with its partners, social agencies, and other stakeholders.

Posted:
July 27, 2015
Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)

La Chronique juridique - l'édition de l'été 2015

Topics in the summer 2015 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include LAO's Financial Eligibility Guidelines Increase, Employment Standards basics, and last month's rent deposit.

Posted:
July 24, 2015
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

On the Radar: Government looking at changing rules for payday lenders

Until August 14, the provincial government is asking for public input on whether the rules about payday lenders should be changed. This month, On the Radar looks at some of the problems with the current rules.

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

Hamilton and province looking at tightening rules around payday loans

Hamilton could be the first city in Ontario to limit and regulate the stores at a municipal level, after a notice of motion last week to have city staff assess the feasibility of such a move.

Posted:
July 14, 2015
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

July 20: Consultation on Consumer Financial Protection, Guelph

When: Monday, July 20, 2015, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6H7

The provincial government is looking for input on services such as payday loans, cheque cashing, money transfers, and debt collection agencies.

Posted:
July 07, 2015
Article source:
Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Payday loans: Predatory loan sharks or crucial fix in a pinch?

In Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital this year released a study showing the density of cheque cashers and payday lenders is a proxy for poverty and self-harm.

Posted:
July 03, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Should you pay if you get an illegal download notice?

CBC Radio's Day 6 looks at Canada's crackdown on illegal downloading and reports from Canadians that they're receiving notices saying they could be on the hook legally for downloading copyrighted files.

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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