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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.

On the Radar: Standard lease for Ontario landlords and tenants coming this month
April 23, 2018
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Starting April 30, 2018, most residential landlords and tenants in Ontario will have to use the government's new standard lease.

This month's On the Radar explains the rules about using it.

On the Radar: Sexual harassment and human rights in Ontario
April 20, 2018
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Sexual harassment at work has been in the spotlight recently with media coverage often focusing on celebrities and politicians. And the #MeToo movement has raised awareness about the widespread nature of the problem.

This month's On the Radar talks about making a human rights complaint about sexual harassment at work.

On the radar: Better employment standards for workers in Ontario
February 7, 2018
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Recent changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) aim to improve conditions for workers. This month's On the Radar highlights some of these changes.

On the Radar: Changes to Employment Insurance benefits for new parents
January 12, 2018
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Recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) mean that women can start their maternity benefits sooner. And all new parents can choose to get parental benefits at a lower rate but for a longer time.

This month's On the Radar has details about these changes.

On the Radar: Higher age limit will help more children join their families in Canada
December 1, 2017
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The Canadian government recently raised the age limit for children to join their parents in Canada.

This month’s On the Radar talks about these changes and an important deadline of January 31, 2018, for some parents.

On the Radar: Paying a person's social assistance to someone else
November 3, 2017
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Usually, Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) pay money directly to the person who's getting social assistance.

This month's On the Radar talks about when OW and ODSP can pay a person's assistance to someone else.

On the Radar: New protection for tenants when a landlord wants to move in
October 3, 2017
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This month's On the Radar explains recent changes giving tenants a little more protection if their landlord, or the landlord's close family member or caregiver, wants to move into their unit.

On the Radar: Increases to asset limits and gift amounts for people on social assistance
September 20, 2017
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This month's On the Radar gives highlights of rule changes for people on Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). These changes include increases in the value of assets people can own and new rules about gifts that won’t affect their assistance.

The rules are complicated. There's more detailed information on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar: News about rent increases
August 2, 2017
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More tenants in Ontario are now protected from large rent increases.

This month's On the Radar has information about this important change and about the rules for rent increases.

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