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February 20: Free session on Disability Tax Credit

A Canada Revenue Agency representative will talk about: new changes, eligibility, the process of applying, how to access, what to do if an application was denied, and more.

January 10, 2019

Ontario's neglect of our court system is costing taxpayers: NOW Magazine’s Reasonable Doubt column

Inaction by the province has the effect of increasing costs to the taxpayer, not the opposite, says this columnist.

November 22, 2018

Employment rights for new Canadians: Reasonable Doubt

The Ontario Human Rights Code prevents employers from discriminating against a job applicant based on his or her citizenship.

November 08, 2018

What if a landlord gives notice to terminate in bad faith: Reasonable Doubt

If a landlord evicts you because they want to use the unit for themselves, then re-rents the unit, you can go to the LTB and seek compensation for the bad-faith termination.

October 22, 2018

Reasonable Doubt: How not to conduct yourself as a witness

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh broke all the rules when it comes to being a credible witness, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

October 04, 2018

The consequences of having a criminal conviction: Reasonable Doubt

The most significant consequence that comes from a criminal conviction (beyond the sentence imposed) is the effect it has on your ability to find employment.

September 20, 2018

Can unfair employment end age discrimination: Reasonable Doubt

Canadians are retiring later than ever, but many over 65 don't have the same access to benefits as other employees.

September 14, 2018

Understanding Ontario's civil privacy rights: Reasonable Doubt

The right to privacy is not absolute, and it would be difficult to argue that any person today would have a reasonable expectation of absolute privacy: NOW's Reasonable Doubt column.

September 13, 2018

How Toronto landlords use renovictions to force out tenants

Renovations are the latest tactic landlords are using to illegally evict renters. Here's how some have fought back – and won.

August 31, 2018

Reasonable Doubt column: Is Canada finally ready for polyamorous families to be legal?

This ruling is a first in Canada and sets a precedent for new types of families and parents to have status under Canadian law: NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column.

August 22, 2018

Why are so many condos passing non-smoking rules? Reasonable Doubt

In this week's Reasonable Doubt column, lawyer Tim Duggan examines why so many Toronto condominiums have passed restrictions on both tobacco and marijuana smoking.

July 25, 2018

The problem with car insurance in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt

Cuts in auto insurance means shifting part of the burden of looking after the victims of our roadways onto taxpayers.

June 13, 2018

How safe is Toronto's music scene?

It will take the entire community, from showgoers to venue owners, to combat sexual misconduct in Toronto's music scene.

June 12, 2018

Vote in the Ontario election as if you were poor: Reasonable Doubt

This columnist writes: If you could not work and were forced to rely on social assistance, ask yourself what issues would be important to you in an election.

May 25, 2018

Inside Canadian immigration detention review hearings: Reasonable Doubt

In this week's Reasonable Doubt column, a lawyer explains why for people in immigration detention, the road to freedom is a frustrating one.

April 30, 2018

How Bill C-75 will impact the preliminary inquiry: Reasonable Doubt

The federal government announced legislation that would change sections of the Criminal Code, but it’s a bad idea, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

April 13, 2018

Slow process of sponsorship appeals keeps couples apart: Reasonable Doubt

It can take years for the Immigration Appeal Division to look at appealing foreign spousal sponsorship cases.

March 26, 2018

Sorry, you might not be allowed to smoke pot in your condo

Some condo boards in Toronto are moving to ban marijuana smoke as legalization looms.

March 22, 2018

Yonge Street store settles complaint over sale of racist Native Halloween costumes

Spirit Halloween has settled a complaint filed with the HRTO alleging some of its Aboriginal-themed costumes promote hyper-sexualized and racist views of Indigenous women.

March 15, 2018

Understanding Ontario's new residential lease: Reasonable Doubt

Starting April 30, landlords and tenants will be required to use the standard lease template.

March 12, 2018