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. It is quite common, for example, for people to write a “living will” saying that they do not want to be kept alive on artificial supports if they have no hope of recovery.Read more
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 Ontario. Your handwritten will should say who gets your property,Read more
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 Elliot Lake, Ontario P5A 1Y9 Fax: (705) 461-3935Read more
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 performance, for others to vent their frustrations and disappointments….Read more
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 the beginning of December 2011, through the Standard, information and CAPP decals were distributed to over 5000 homes and businesses throughout Elliot Lake.Read more
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 was considering hiring them for their services asked them if “they belonged to CAPP?” This question led them to our office,Read more
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 private information. They advise that they want to see your bill in order to show you how they can save you money…but this is the beginning of the ruse.Read more
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 in mind when dealing with anyone who holds himself/herself out to be a contractor or renovator.Read more
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 new tenancy agreement is the rent first agreed upon when signing a lease agreement between the landlord and tenant.Read more
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. Two years have passed,Read more