Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Survey results from basic income project reveal housing, mental health struggles

Data from a survey examining the lives of the participants at the start of the basic income program shows the intense stress many of them were living under every single day.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Human rights tribunal hears challenge to Ontario's repeal of sex-ed curriculum

Schools are currently using a curriculum based on a version from 1998 while the government develops and tests a new document.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Court of Appeal for Ontario to hear matter re patients' rights to accessible health care

Organizations are intervening in a landmark case before the Court of Appeal regarding whether doctors can put their personal religious beliefs ahead of patients' rights to health care.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

At least 29 Ontario long-term care residents killed by fellow residents in 6 years

Reports from family members, workers, and health professionals say that violence levels in long-term care homes are intolerable and unacceptable: Ontario Health Coalition.

Posted:
January 21, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Provincial cuts leave adults with disabilities ‘hanging on a ledge’

The Ford government decided late last year to axe the $3.1 million demonstration project March 31, and families across the province are mobilizing to save it.

Posted:
January 21, 2019
Article source:
Toronto Star

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

Landlord illegally collected $5K in rent from college students while listing their rooms on Airbnb

The Landlord and Tenant Board has ordered a landlord to pay students back after she collected the students' rent while renting their rooms on Airbnb at the same time.

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

Minister hopes national standards will stop sexual violence on campuses

The minister for women and gender equality is meeting with an advisory committee to develop standards for how Canada’s colleges and universities should deal with gender-based violence.

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Montreal Gazette

It's illegal, but many restaurants still ask job seekers to work unpaid trial shifts

Parkdale Community Legal Services' John No says the unpaid shifts issue is likely to get worse because the Ford government’s Bill 47 has reduced penalties for employment standards conventions.

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail