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