Ontario Government Launches Online Consultation Tool

The new online consultation builds on the annual pre-budget consultations by giving Ontarians more opportunity to say how they would like to see public dollars spent.

Posted:
February 12, 2015
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Revenue Canada has new powers to pass suspect criminal info to police

The CRA gained the little-noticed new authority, which does not require a judicial warrant, through an amendment tucked into the government's most recent omnibus budget bill.

Posted:
February 09, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Anti-terrorism bill 'more about politics than public safety,' says civil liberties lawyer

Sweeping new powers allow CSIS to use any undefined measure—other than the use of lethal force, perversion of justice, or "violating the sexual integrity" of an individual.

Posted:
February 04, 2015
Article source:
The Hill Times

Ignoring the poor impoverishes politics

"Failure to think about the poor, let alone talk about them, impoverishes politics – it spins the discourse around what's in it for me, rather than what's in it for all of us."

Posted:
January 30, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

PayPal Canada freezes gardener's account over Cuba connection

U.S. companies "masquerade" as Canadian with .ca domain, says a foreign affairs expert. In fact, PayPal Canada is subject to U.S. laws.

Posted:
January 28, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Kinna-Aweya legal clinic creates ID bank in Thunder Bay

A new service launching this month in Thunder Bay will provide a safe place to store legal identification papers for people who don't have stable housing.

Posted:
January 28, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

CRTC bans 30-day notice for cancelling TV, phone, internet

Starting January 23, Canadians no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service, the CRTC says.

Posted:
January 26, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Title fraud – how mortgage-free seniors can become a target

Quoted in this article, Graham Webb of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly says property with quiet, long-standing titles are more easily abused than those with recent or frequent title activity.

Posted:
January 20, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

On the Radar: Legal tips about used cars

This month's On the Radar outlines some of the legal protections consumers have when they buy or lease a used vehicle from a registered dealer.

Posted:
January 15, 2015
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Watchdog to study 'privacy compliance' among Canadian advertisers

Canada's privacy watchdog is studying how advertisers watch people's behaviour online – and use that information to serve ads to them – after raising concerns about "privacy compliance" in the ad industry.

Posted:
January 15, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail