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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 or

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.

Since the 1970s, Ontario has had laws that give tenants some protection against being evicted from their homes.
This month and next month, On the Radar outlines some key points about the current law.

There are many controversial parts to the federal Combating Terrorism Act that came into effect earlier this year. One of these is the power to detain someone to prevent a terrorist activity.
This month’s On the Radar looks at some of the laws that apply when the police decide to stop people on the street and question them.

People with poor credit scores or too much debt may be tempted by ads for companies that promise to improve their credit report or somehow reduce or eliminate their debts.
This month's On the Radar has information to help people avoid being taken advantage of by these companies.