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  • On the Radar – July 2012

    Planning a vacation? What are your rights? With children out of school for the summer and temperatures heating up, many people look forward to taking time off. But what does the law say about vacations? The Employment Standards Act – minimum rules In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) sets out minimum rules that employers must follow.

  • On the Radar – June 2012

    Nursing Homes, Rest Homes, Retirement Homes, Homes for the Aged — What's What? As people age, they may need to live somewhere that offers them a variety of supports. But the choices available and the legal rights of residents can be very confusing. The majority of options fall into two main categories: long-term care homes and retirement homes.

  • On the Radar – May 2012

    Mental illness, criminal offences, and the risk of being removed from Canada During Mental Health Week, from May 7 to 13, the Canadian Mental Health Association encourages us "to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health." This month, On the Radar looks at the important role front-line workers and advocates working with people who have a mental illness have when criminal law and immigration law intersect.