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

BC Legal Services Society report on 'Everyday legal problems' in 2018

The BC Legal Services Society's report has feedback on the type of legal problems individuals face in BC, how they deal with them, and what the impact is on their lives.

Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia

Accident victims denied millions in benefits by insurers, lawsuits allege

Six auto insurance giants have withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in HST payments from Ontario car accident victims in defiance of demands from the provincial regulator.

Posted:
November 01, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Report a scam or fraud

Over the next few months, you may have more charities asking for support. Learn the signs of a charity scam so that your act of kindness goes to those who really need it.

Posted:
November 01, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services