Your Legal Rights

CLEONet has been re-launched and is now Your Legal Rights

You will be redirected in 10 seconds to www.yourlegalrights.on.ca

Your Legal Rights has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information for people in Ontario.

This site is no longer being updated. CLEONet is now YourLegalRights.on.ca

News & Events

Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

news image


Hydro price comparison requirement gets zapped
Posted August 19, 2010 - A Toronto Star article reports that a proposal to require electricity retailers to give consumers a side-by-side price comparison, showing what they would pay with or without an energy contract, has been quietly ditched by the Ontario government.
Article source Toronto Star


Precarious Housing in Canada (2010)
Posted August 19, 2010 - The Wellesley Institute has produced a research and policy report setting out a plan for Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded, and unaffordable homes, plus those who are living without any housing at all.
Article source The Wellesley Institute


A quick way to ease poverty
Posted August 18, 2010 - A Toronto Star editorial says urging people to get jobs and then stripping them of the financial benefits that come with work makes little sense, but that is just what Ontario's welfare system does.
Article source Toronto Star


Fix welfare rules, panel urges province
Posted August 18, 2010 - A Toronto Star article reports that a government-appointed panel of poverty experts recommended 13 changes for quick action to social assistance rules last February, but only four have been done.
Article source Toronto Star


Interactive Welfare Incomes Map in Canada
Posted August 18, 2010 - This interactive social assistance incomes map on the new National Council of Welfare web site makes it possible to see social assistance incomes by household type for 2008 and over time.
Article source National Council of Welfare


Why we can't turn away the Tamil ships
Posted August 17, 2010 - The authors of a Globe and Mail opinion piece discuss the legal and historic reasons for not turning away the Tamil ships.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Women's Court of Canada offers alternative thoughts on equality judgments
Posted August 17, 2010 - According to its web site, the Women's Court of Canada is an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators in order literally to rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence.


Update on Bill 68: Workers forced to settle for less
Posted August 16, 2010 - The Workers' Action Centre reports that, despite public outcry, the Ministry of Labour has not introduced any amendments to Bill 68 and it will be going forward to Third Reading in the legislature, and will become law after that.
Article source Workers' Action Centre


August 17: Maintenance Tips for Tenants Workshop - Bancroft and Madoc
August 17, 2010 - The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre announces that clinic staff will be on hand to provide information about tenant rights, assist in preparing tenant applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), and provide community referrals.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre


August 18: Presentation of The Golden Cockroach Award for the Worst Landlord of 2010
August 18, 2010 - The Parkdale Tenants Association will present the Golden Cockroach Award for the World Landlord of 2010 to Metcap Living.
Article source Parkdale Tenants Association


Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 Next page
To change the number of news items that display per page, select from the following drop-down menu: