The Kingston Community Legal Clinic (KCLC) is a non-profit community legal clinic. We serve low income residents of the City of Kingston, Townships of South Frontenac and Frontenac Islands.
The clinic is funded by Legal Aid Ontario. A volunteer, community-based Board of Directors is responsible for the clinic's operation.
KCLC provides a variety of services including legal advice, legal representation, public legal education, and community development. We also carry out law reform initiatives.
Jul 31, 2015
Has your landlord threatened to take or throw out your belongings? This article will help explain when it is legal for your landlord to take your things according to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). The RTA is the law that applies to most rental housing in Ontario. The RTA may not apply if you share a kitchen or bathroom with the owner or rent from another tenant.
Jun 30, 2015
If you or your child have been caught shoplifting, you may get a letter demanding that you pay the store money. This letter, which may come from the store or a lawyer, may ask you pay between $300 and $800 to cover the cost of trying to catch shoplifters. The letter may warn that you will be taken to court if you do not pay. In most cases the stolen items have already been returned, so the store has not suffered any losses. The person who shoplifted may also have been charged with a criminal offence.
May 18, 2015
For centuries, landlords had a legal right called "distress" which let them take a tenant's personal property if the tenant failed to pay the rent. While Ontario banned this in 1970, there are still situations where landlords can take or throw out a tenant's belongings. As the spring moving season is upon us, this month's On the Radar reviews some of the legal rules that protect tenants' belongings. Produced by Community Education of Ontario.
Apr 27, 2015
Not Much Assistance for Social Assistance
Apr 16, 2015
The East and Central Region Transformation Project is about creating new ways to provide access to justice for the poorest residents of East and Central Ontario.