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On the Radar - April 2014
April 11, 2014
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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.

On the Radar - March 2014
March 6, 2014
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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.

On the Radar - February 2014
February 6, 2014
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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.

On the Radar - January 2014
January 10, 2014
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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.

On the Radar - December 2013
December 12, 2013
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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.

On the Radar - November 2013
November 20, 2013
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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.

On the Radar - October 2013
October 10, 2013
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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.

Formats and Delivery Channels for PLEI in Ontario
September 19, 2013
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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.

On the Radar - September 2013
September 13, 2013
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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.

On the Radar - August 2013
August 9, 2013
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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.

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