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On the Radar - New disability benefit will help some people on CPP retirement pensions
March 8, 2019
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Recent changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) mean more money for some people who are 60 to 64 years old and have a disability.

This month's On the Radar explains the new post-retirement disability benefit, why it was needed, and who can get it.

On the Radar - New rules for workers who need time off
February 6, 2019
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Recent changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) mean workers are entitled to fewer days off and no paid sick days.

This month's On the Radar talks about these changes, which took effect in January. The ESA applies to most employees in Ontario.

On the Radar - No more rent control for new apartments
February 1, 2019
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The provincial government is allowing landlords of new apartments to raise the rent by any amount.

This month’s On the Radar explains which units are affected by this change, and what it means for tenants.

On the Radar - New rules about police checks
December 3, 2018
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As of November, new rules apply when employers in Ontario ask people for police record checks. This month's On the Radar highlights some of these new rules.

On the Radar: A snapshot of the new cannabis laws
November 6, 2018
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Recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. But cannabis is still highly regulated and many activities involving it remain against the law.

This month's On the Radar looks at some of the new federal and provincial laws about recreational cannabis that apply within Ontario, with a focus on criminal law and tenants' rights.

On the Radar: New protections when getting payday loans
October 4, 2018
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This summer, some of the rules for payday lenders were changed to give borrowers more protection.

This month's On the Radar outlines some of the main rules and highlights what's new.

On the Radar: New rules about working while getting Employment Insurance
August 16, 2018
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People can work part-time while getting most types of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Some of the rules about how much of their earnings they can keep changed on August 12, 2018.

This month's On the Radar talks about these changes and gives some examples of how the rules apply.

On the Radar: Personal emergency leave for workers in Ontario
August 15, 2018
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Many workers don't know about their right to take personal emergency leave. And people may think that they don't have this right because they work part-time or are new at their job.

This month's On the Radar is about personal emergency leave, who gets it, and how it can be used.

On the Radar: Voting on June 7
August 14, 2018
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On June 7, people in Ontario elect the next provincial government. In this issue of On the Radar, we look at what citizens need to do on election day to prove that they have the right to vote.

On the Radar: New rules protect consumers in door-to-door sales
May 11, 2018
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As of March 1, businesses selling certain products or services can't phone people or come to their homes without being invited.

This month's On the Radar explains these new rules and reviews the existing rules that apply to most types of door-to-door sales.

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