Living Will/Power of Attorney

The expression “living will” is sometimes used to refer to a document in which you write down what you want to happen if you become seriously ill, in danger of death, and can’t communicate your wishes about treatment or non-treatment.

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What is A Holograph Will and is it Legal in Ontario?

Is a handwritten Will “legal” in Ontario? Yes.  Such a will is called a “holograph will.”  If your will is completely written out in your own handwriting and you sign and date it, then it is a valid will in

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CAPP Registration Form

Follow the link below to find the CAPP Registration Form. Simply print out the form, fill it out and return it or fax it to the North Shore Legal Clinic. CAPP Registration Form   31 Nova Scotia Walk, Suite 300

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CAPP Update 2014

  “Clinic Assistance to Promote and Protect”   The CAPP program office continues to receive and process business registration forms as well as receive ongoing inquiries from consumers about specific businesses – in some cases to praise their service and

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CAPP Update 2013

  “Clinic Assistance to Promote and Protect”   The CAPP program office continues to receive and process business registration forms.  We have registered over 350 businesses to date and we continue to receive forms on a weekly basis.   At

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Do you belong to CAPP?

I received a call this past month from a newly created business in our area.  They called to inquire about the CAPP program and how to register.   In the discussion that followed they revealed that a potential consumer who

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Door to Door “salespeople” in the area!

“Just Energy” salespeople are in the area.  Police in Sudbury and Espanola are advising consumers of unscrupulous practices. They begin by stating that they can save you money….they ask for your energy bill and this gives them access to your

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Home Repair and Renovation

Your rights when dealing with home contractors   With the arrival of “instant” summer, many residents are beginning to weigh the prospects of hiring a contractor to do some household repairs or renovations.  There are some important steps to keep

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My Landlord is raising my rent…can he do that?

Your landlord is allowed to raise your rent once per year on the anniversary date of when you first created the “contract” with him or her.  The lawful rent for the first rental period for a new tenant under a

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Residential Tenancies Act II

  What renters and landlords need to know!     In January, 2007, the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) replaced the Tenant Protection Act (TPA).  Also, on this date, the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal became the Landlord and Tenant Board.  

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Residential Tenancies Act

What renters and landlords need to know!     In January, 2007, the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) replaced the Tenant Protection Act (TPA).  Also, on this date, the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal became the Landlord and Tenant Board.   Two

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You and the Law

“YOU and the Law” Legal Clinic   This five week program will be offered on Thursday afternoons for five consecutive weeks beginning October 4, 2012.   Each session consists of two hour presentations from 1:30 pm. until 3:30 pm.  Topics range

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Legal Help and the Elderly

Bringing legal help to the Elderly… Elliot Lake boasts of its ever-increasing senior population. This fact has been confirmed by Statistics Canada, which has concluded that the city of Elliot Lake is the “oldest” city, population wise, in North America.

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Business and Consumers Part II

Part II   PROMOTE, PROTECT, PROVIDE ASSISTANCE… Last month I told the story of the 86 year old gentleman who fell victim to a company who was selling door-to-door and who in effect misled and induced this man into entering

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Business and Consumers Part I

How do we protect consumers while encouraging business…? A couple of weeks ago I arrived at work on a Monday morning to find one of our seniors waiting outside our office. He looked tired and worried and I escorted him immediately

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Before You Pack Up and Go…

Before you pack up and get out….   What tenants need to know…. I recently learned of a tenant who was living in a tent at one of the local parks.  This particular tenant had signed a “one-year lease agreement”

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Top Ten Things Every Tenant Should Know

1.                  You CANNOT be evicted for filing a Residential Tenancies Act application against your landlord. The Tribunal was set up to give Landlords and Tenants a venue to solve their disputes. 2.                  Your landlord is legally obligated to provide you with

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Municipal Tax Reductions and Tenancies

Landlord’s may be required to rebate tenants if municipal tax reductions in excess of 2.49%…. Under the Residential Tenancy Act – section 131(1) it states that any significant tax decreases in a residential complex must be passed on to the

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Tenants – Rebate of Tax Reductions

Landlord’s may be required to rebate tenants if municipal tax reductions in excess of 2.49%…. Under the Residential Tenancy Act – section 131(1) it states that any significant decreases in a residential complex must be passed on to the tenants

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I Want to Cancel my Appointment as Executor

Someone wrote us recently and asked how to cancel their appointment as an Executor for a will. To say that there is an easy fix to this situation would be oversimplifying the matter. There are several issues that need be

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