News in Housing Law
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) has recommended some changes be made to the new Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) which replaces the Tenant Protection Act.
In an open letter to Premier McGuinty, Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) President Buzz Hargrove expresses his support for the government's new human rights legislation and calls for committee hearings to ensure Ontario receives "an effective human rights determination and enforcement system".
The DisAbled Women's Network Ontario (DAWN) has assembled a collection of responses to the latest federal budget from a wide range of advocacy and social justice organizations.
Tenant advocates say new landlord and tenant legislation fails to protect tenants against rising rents
On May 3, the Ontario government introduced the Residential Tenancies Act, replacing the Tenant Protection Act. "We are happy to see the draconian aspects of the Tenant Protection Act buried and the end of evictions without a hearing, but the improvements are undercut by the Liberals' failure to eliminate vacancy decontrol," said Kathy Laird, Director of Legal Services at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO).
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) says more money needed for housing in federal budget
According to CHRA, the recent federal budget only represents a fraction of what is needed, but it signals an important recognition of the need to invest in housing in order to build city infrastructure and inclusive communities.
Across Canada, paralegals provide a variety of services for a fraction of the price lawyers charge, but they do it with no training standards, no regulations and no professional body to license or discipline them. Ontario is set to change that.
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Association (FMTA) has pamphlets available in Arabic, Farsi, French, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Hindi, Japanese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Tamil.
Practices for release from Ontario's correctional facilities and courts result in at least 800 homeless adults in Toronto
A two-year research report by the John Howard Society of Toronto and the Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the University of Toronto provides new insight into the relationship between incarceration and homelessness in Toronto.
OAYEC will be celebrating its new youth website on April 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at 120 Carlton Street (Carlton and Jarvis). Everyone is invited.
Ontario Human Rights Chief Commissioner clarifies that statements regarding direct access are inaccurate
In a public statement posted on the Ontario Human rights Commission's website, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Barbara Hall has made it clear that she has not expressed support for the Ontario Government's proposal to provide "direct access" to the Human Rights Tribunal.