Ontario Government Launches Consultation on New Financial Protections for Consumers

The government is seeking feedback about issues such as payday loans, cheque cashing, money transfer services, and experiences with debt collection agencies.

Posted:
June 18, 2015
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Report calls for ban on energy sales at home: Roseman

Ontario allows consumer choice by opening its energy markets to independent retailers. Now it wants added protections for consumers.

Posted:
June 17, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

Contractor loses appeal after fraudulent reno of elderly woman's home

A Toronto contractor found to have defrauded an elderly woman, torn apart her home and drained her savings has lost his appeal.

Posted:
June 10, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

'Don't walk, run' to get help with hydro bills, ombudsman warns

Customers with outrageous bills from Hydro One computer fiasco are running out of time for the ombudsman to help as the budget passes.

Posted:
June 04, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

5 things you should know about CRTC's new cellphone contract rules

New CRTC cellphone contract regulations kick in today, bringing good news for Canadian consumers — especially those locked into three-year wireless agreements.

Posted:
June 03, 2015
Article source:
Global News

Toronto police launching year-long body camera pilot project

Toronto police officers will soon be recording interactions with the public while investigating or collecting information, such as during carding.

Posted:
May 15, 2015
Article source:
CityNews.ca

April 30: Victims of Heating and Air Conditioner Scams? Meet with lawyers to learn about your rights and legal recourse

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: 4002 Sheppard Ave. E., Suite 501, Rooms 35 and 36 (CICS LINC Centre)

A private law firm has expressed an interest in representing such clients in a group or class action against HVAC companies that used deceptive practices.

Posted:
April 28, 2015
Article source:
Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

Budget 2015: TFSA limit hiked to $10,000 as election budget delivers few goodies

Tuesday's federal budget raises the amount Canadians can contribute to tax-free savings accounts each year to $10,000 effective immediately.

Posted:
April 22, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

You can now file a claim online in small claims court

There is now an easier way to make a claim in small claims court with the launch of a new online filing service. You can file a claim in small claims court without entering a courthouse.

Posted:
April 09, 2015
Article source:
Government of Ontario

The government has not made its case for C-51

Two analysts of Bill C-51 look at the amendments the Government has made to the bill, what improvements have been made, and what still needs to be fixed.

Posted:
March 31, 2015
Article source:
The Globe and Mail