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The federal government is bringing in new rules that will make it harder to get and keep Canadian citizenship.
This month's On the Radar talks about why permanent residents may want to apply for citizenship now.

Consumer Rights: What to do when sellers use unfair practices

Ontario's Consumer Protection Act has many detailed rules for different types of consumer transactions. But one general rule applies to almost all of them: Sellers are not allowed to use "unfair practices" to get people to buy their goods or services. This month's On the Radar explains what this means, when it applies, and what consumers can do to enforce it.

CLEO launches Your Refugee Hearing, an online resource that helps refugee claimants see what a hearing room in Toronto looks like and who may be at their hearing. It also has practical information to help them:

Visit refugeehearing.cleo.on.ca to see a hearing room on your desktop, or mobile.

This summer, the federal government put in place new restrictions affecting parents who want to sponsor their children to come to Canada
as permanent residents. This month's On the Radar looks at changes to the rules about sponsoring children

While many differences have disappeared, there are still some important ways in which the law applies differently to married and common-law couples. Continuing on from last month's topics, this month's On the Radar covers dividing property, wills and inheritance, and Canada Pension Plan benefits.

While many differences have disappeared, there are still some important ways that the law applies differently to married and common-law couples. This month and next month, On the Radar takes a look at these.

Permanent residents who came to Canada as refugees may be surprised to learn that visiting or getting a passport from the country they fled could put them at risk of losing their status and being removed from Canada. This month's On the Radar explains how this can happen.

Looking for easy-to-understand, online information about youth criminal law?

Check out CLEO's updated Youth Criminal Law information.

Written with the assistance of Justice for Children and Youth for a youth audience, the site has sections on:

  • Talking to the police
  • Hiring a lawyer
  • Steps in a youth case
  • Court orders
  • Youth records
  • Getting a job with a record
  • Travelling with a record

Special features include flowcharts that show what can happen if the police think you’ve committed a crime and what can happen if you’re charged with a crime.

Available in English and French. Designed to be viewed on mobile or desktop. To find out more, go to youth.cleo.on.ca or youth.cleo.on.ca/fr.

New rules coming into place June 1 will see most co-op eviction cases handled very differently as they'll follow a process similar to the process for landlords and tenants.

This month's On the Radar looks at some of these important upcoming changes to the law affecting housing co-ops.

Many women are sponsored by a spouse or partner for permanent resident status. This month's On the Radar looks at the immigration rules that apply when a woman who has been sponsored experiences family violence.

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