News in Consumer Law
Topics in this issue of The Advocate include Low Income Electricity Support Program, clinic transformation project, WSIB pre-existing conditions, LAO financial guidelines, and Canada Learning Bond.
This article lists a number of basic steps you can take to ensure your social media accounts are secure.
Websites and mobile applications that appeal to children are often not taking adequate steps to protect their those children's privacy, according to a global investigation.
The Ontario government is making changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) with the aim of making it more flexible and transparent.
Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic, which provides poverty law services in Thunder Bay, provides a fire-proof safe in a back office to store government identification for vulnerable people.
A new administrative scheme that would allow police to obtain basic information about Internet subscribers without a warrant is being considered by federal officials, Canadian police chiefs say.
Privacy law expert and University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist says that political parties fall through the cracks when it comes to privacy law.
A number of special programs are available in Ontario from the Ontario Energy Board to help low-income energy consumers. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs.
Canadian usury laws ban more than 60% interest on loans, but the Conservatives passed a law exempting payday lenders from criminal sanctions and effectively removing the interest cap.
Matthew Green, Hamilton's Ward 3 councillor, calls payday lenders "...a cause and not an effect of poverty."