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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.

CLEO’s new report Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels is now available.

This research takes a look at effective formats and delivery channels for reaching low-income and disadvantaged communities with information about their legal rights.

Calling them the first steps towards reforming Ontario’s social assistance programs, the government has changed some of the rules about getting income assistance from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program.

This month’s On the Radar looks at the new time limits for appeals and internal reviews and some of the new rules about working while on social assistance.

In Ontario, most landlords can raise the rent only once a year, must give 90 days' written notice, and cannot go above the "guideline" increase. This month's On the Radar has information tenants should know about the rent increase guideline and discusses some types of rental units that aren't covered by it.

This month's On the Radar looks at appealing to the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Topics include the need to get legal help, who does not have the right to appeal, and how appeals are decided.

CLEO is launching a project to support nonprofit corporations as they make the transition to the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). The "Get Ready for the ONCA" project will help Ontario's nonprofits understand and prepare for ONCA when it comes into force.

Project Manager Brenda Doner is connecting with organizations about their transition needs, finding and sharing existing materials, and planning outreach for the fall. Feel free to contact her directly at or 416-408-4420, X828. For general inquiries about the project, please email

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, this month’s On the Radar looks at the law on reporting known or suspected abuse of seniors in Ontario.

In anticipation of Victoria Day and other upcoming long weekends, this month's On the Radar looks at what the law says about public holidays. Topics include who is eligible, what is holiday pay, and what workers can do if employers aren't following the law.