Monthly Archives: March 2012

DEBIT CARD FRAUD

Debit card fraud happens when a thief “skims” or swipes the information from the magnetic strip on the back of your card to create a duplicate of your card. To steal money from your account, a thief also has to … Continue reading

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Money is Lost and Reputations Are Harmed by Charity Fraud

ORILLIA, ON, March 29, 2012 – Opening your heart and your wallet to someone representing an unfamiliar charity or special interest can be hazardous to your wealth, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

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Notice of Changes to the Pardon’s Program under Bill C-10

Bill C-10, known as the Safe Streets and Communities Act, received Royal Assent on March 13, 2012. Changes to the Criminal Records Act (CRA) under Bill C-10 have now come into effect, resulting in changes to the Pardon program’s name, … Continue reading

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Notice to Record Suspension Applicants and Third-party Service Providers

Changes to PBC correspondence process with applicants and third party service providers: The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) has amended its practice with respect to how it corresponds with record suspension (pardon) applicants and third-party service providers after it receives … Continue reading

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Important Notice to Record Suspension Applicants: USER FEE INCREASE

The user fee for the processing of a record suspension (formerly a pardon) application has increased to $631 as of February 23, 2012. Applications received or post-marked on or before February 22, 2012 will be accepted under the former $150 … Continue reading

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Immigration: Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive

Ottawa, March 28, 2012 – Canada is proposing a major change to how foreign skilled workers’ education credentials are assessed, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

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Immigration: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Immigration Fraud, Warn Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Competition Bureau

Ottawa, March 22, 2012 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Competition Bureau are joining together during Fraud Prevention Month to warn potential immigrants to be wary of websites claiming to be, or to be affiliated with, official Government … Continue reading

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Immigration: National consultations on parent and grandparent immigration launched by Minister Kenney

Ottawa, March 23, 2012 – National consultations on the redesign of Canada’s parent and grandparent (PGP) immigration program were launched today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

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Traffic Tickets: Notice to Truckers – 2012 Load Restrictions

Under the Highway Traffic Act, the province enforces reduced load restrictions on trucks to protect Ontario’s highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur. Note: Reduced loads limits will be in effect where and when signs … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Ontario Increasing Driver and Vehicle Licence Fees to Maintain Roads and Bridges

March 13, 2012. McGuinty Government Committed To Eliminating the Deficit And Creating Jobs. For the first time in 15 years, Ontario is increasing driver and vehicle licence fees to ensure provincial roads and bridges remain safe and in good repair … Continue reading

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