Ontario government cuts tuition fees by 10%, eliminates free tuition for low-income students

The Tories are in the midst of trying to trim a deficit they peg at $14.5 billion – though the financial accountability officer says it's closer to $12 billion.

Posted:
January 18, 2019
Article source:
Global News

'It's gotten out of hand': Toronto area taxi fare scam has defrauded victims of millions, police say

Some taxi drivers are using customized debit machines to steal financial information from customers. Police stressed that cab companies are "not directly involved" in the scam.

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic December 2018 newsletter

Topics covered in this issue of the newsletter include manufactured crisis at WSIB, saving French-language services, fighting predatory lending, Canada Child Benefit, and more.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Reviewing the Low-income Energy Assistance Program

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reviewing the Low-income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance, or LEAP EFA, and is encouraging consumers to have their say.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Sidewalk Labs's vision and your data privacy: A guide to the saga on Toronto’s waterfront

The privacy questions: What data is collected? Who can access it? Where it will be stored? Who profits from Sidewalk's research?

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Five critical components of a balanced, modern Canadian copyright system

11 Canadian intellectual property scholars have urged Parliament to maintain a balanced, distinctly Canadian copyright system that guards against external influences.

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

New or updated resources now available from CLEO

The resources are on topics in these areas of law: consumer, housing, and employment, with ESL activity kits on employment law also available.

Posted:
December 04, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ban on Disconnection of Homes this Winter for Customers of Electricity Distributors

The OEB has Frequently Asked Questions about the ban on disconnecting residential customers for non-payment during the winter.

Posted:
November 29, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, tips about online shopping from Consumer Protection Ontario

If you make an online transaction worth more than $50, you are covered by the Consumer Protection Act. Learn your consumer rights and how to shop safely online.

Posted:
November 21, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

Canada's banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients' banking records without consent.

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail