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On the Radar - October 2014
October 8, 2014
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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.

Your Refugee Hearing
October 2, 2014
Posted in:New Resources

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.

On the Radar - September 2014
September 10, 2014
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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

On the Radar - August 2014
August 15, 2014
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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.

On the Radar - July 2014
July 14, 2014
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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.

On the Radar - June 2014
June 12, 2014
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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.

Youth Criminal Law
May 21, 2014
Posted in:New Resources

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.

On the Radar - May 2014
May 9, 2014
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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.

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.

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