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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.

This month's On the Radar outlines some of the special rules in Ontario's Consumer Protection Act that people should know about when they take their car in for repairs.

This month's On the Radar talks about health coverage for refugee claimants in Ontario and a legal challenge to the cuts to the federal health program.

Last month’s On the Radar was about how the eviction process works under Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).
This month we look briefly at what the RTA says about why tenants can be evicted, including the most common reasons and some things tenants can keep in mind if they don’t want to move.

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