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Discovery process and evidence in a “foreign” language

During the discovery procedure, the parties can obtain some evidence from the other party(ies) or non-parties. In the situation that interests me, one of the parties has evidence that is in a language ...
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Can lack of dual citizenship be a job qualification in Canada?

Some organizations in Canada have an official preference for hiring Canadian citizens, and say so in job announcements. If one is a Canadian citizen but also a U.S. citizen, does that mean one would ...
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Use of a trademark instead of a business name

Can a trademark name be used instead of a business name in legal information such as web-site and product copyright notices, EULAs, Terms Of Use, Privacy Policy, etc., provided that the actual ...
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Can a manager reduce my work hours because there has been (unverified) issues with a coworker?

I am having a conflict with a coworker. Without going into the nature of the conflict, the manager wants to schedule us on separate days. However this would mean a reduction in the hours I work in a ...
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Can a business owner refuse specific Bills and Coins?

I was reading an article article which outlines a Pizza Shop owner in Canada who is refusing to take $10 Bills with John A. MacDonald on them. For context John A. MacDonald(the first Prime Minister of ...
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I am stuck working alone with new coworker who I believe is dangerous. Must the employer take action?

I work in a shop. Most of the time I work alone or with one other person. We recently got a new manager who hired two new employees. One of them I have conflicts with (back story on workplace....
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Can management tell employees not to: accept cash from a customer then pay with their personal credit card because store doesn't take cash?

This question arises from the answers given in Is it illegal for a store employee to do this with payment? and What power does an employer have over gratuities/tips? To recap, a retail store does not ...
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Can a company force a worker to work in 40°+ degrees Celsius and not allow any concessions for basic comfort to stay more safe?

Can a company force a worker to work in 40°+ degrees Celsius and not allow any concessions for basic comfort to stay more safe? This question is a result of this question on Lifehacks SE: How to stop ...
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What length of time counts as delay for the purposes of “intsruct counsel without delay” in Canada?

Watching Canadian TV, I see that the when someone is arrested, one of the rights the arresteee is informed of is to "instruct counsel without delay". How long is "delay"? An hour? ...
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can I sign an unlimited contract with a company in Vancouver, BC,and continue working remotely for a foreign firm as a contractor?

I'm an Indian national working in NZ as a contractor at the moment. I've been offered an "unlimited contract" by a Vancouver, BC, Canada based firm which I've signed. The work permit is on ...
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Is it Legal Not to Disclose Problematic Neighbors When Selling a House?

In most places in Canada, there are certain things a home seller must disclose to potential buyers, such as known problems with the house, e.g. a leaky roof, mold, etc. I'm in Nova Scotia, ...
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Can a non-canadian outside of Canada obtain a SIN for the purpose of opening a business?

Can a non-Canadian outside of Canada obtain a Social Insurance Number SIN for the purpose of opening a business or are they only available for Canadians and people residing inside of Canada?
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Traffic Accident. Defending myself (Canada)

I would like to preface by stating this will be my first time in court, and I am looking to get some clarification about proceedings. Situation (my side of events): Got into a little "fail to ...
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What distinguishes civil offenses from theft of services?

According to the Q&A information at Why is stealing from an employer a criminal act when stealing from an employee is a civil act?, an employer declining to give an employee a paycheck is a civil ...
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Should you share Credit Card details with online websites?

This comes from me casually entering my bank details on every next website. This includes Canadian tire, Home Depot, Coinbase, etc. to name a few. There are countless such (reliable and well-known) ...
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“For people in Canada” in MS Teams' “Your daily briefing” email

The "Your daily briefing" email from Microsoft Teams contains a section called "For People in Canada": For people in Canada This is a mandatory service communication. To set your ...
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Is repairing dealership cars in Ontario illegal without mechanics license? [duplicate]

I want to start a car dealership in Ontario, Canada. Some of the cars I will be selling will need to have minor repairs done that I can do myself to pass safety (brakes, oil, lightbulb, etc.). I do ...
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Is selling alcohol from one individual to another for profit illegal without a license?

Consider this scenario: Joe works at a liquor store. Shortly before the store closes a potential customer calls in, and asks if Joe could purchase the products so that the customer can buy it off him ...
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Is it legal for a store to accept payment by debit card but not be able to refund to it, even in event of staff's mistake?

A store accepts payment by payment cards, including debit and credit cards. Refunds are allowed, however due to a technical problem refunds cannot be made to debit cards. Sometimes a refund is ...
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Must employer do something about aggressive customers?

I work in a liquor store where often times I am the only employee. Today a customer acted aggressively and said he wanted me to come outside with him (presumably to fight). He was also swearing at me. ...
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What power does an employer have over gratuities/tips?

First, what is the difference between tips and a gift? Can an employer legally order employees not to accept either? Can an employer order an employee to share it? For example in restaurants many have ...
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Is it illegal for a store employee to do this with payment?

In a retail store the official policy is that cash is not accepted and payment must be made through payment card (e.g. credit card). Some employees started telling the customers who want to pay in ...
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Confusion about by-laws, unanimous member agreements, and appointment of directors in Canadian not-for-profit organizations

The starting point for my question is this by-law for a not-for-profit organization in Canada (the by-law is about the make-up of the board of directors): "(b) A majority of the Directors must ...
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Can the buyer's salesperson receive commission directly from a private seller?

Imagine a private seller wants to save money by not hiring an agent, but is willing to pay some amount to a potential buyer's agent to seal the deal. In the described situation can the buyer's ...
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How do provincial liquor and sales tax laws apply to railways and civil aviation?

The question was inspired by and raised during my research on a question on Travel.SE concerning the minimum age for alcohol service on board international flights; but here I'm exclusively interested ...
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What happens if debtor pays before enforcement hearing?

This is a hypothetical scenario. I had an order which the debtor was not following. He paid me just before the enforcement hearing. What do I need to do to cancel the hearing, or should I attend and ...
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When can a customer be denied service for not wearing a (COVID) mask, considering medical exceptions?

I work in a retail liquor store. We require customers to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID19. Technically speaking is wearing masks a law, a health order or the store policy as a result of the ...
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Is Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms limited by Section 1?

Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides as follows: Exception where express declaration 33 (1) Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act ...
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Does probation period count actual days worked or days starting from job acceptance?

I had worked an on call job. There was zero guarantee of any work, but typically everyone got 2-4 shifts per week. I was terminated within probation according to management, but I was very close to ...
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Can a corporation terminate my account, just because I keep complaining on legitimate issues?

For privacy, I don't want to identify which discount broker in Canada. Last week, I received this surprising letter. Based on information received by our Compliance Department, we have decided to ...
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Can you get jailed for misreporting numbers to pay less for a billing on behalf of a company because your manager told you to do so?

Can you get jailed for misreporting numbers to pay less for a billing on behalf of a company because your manager told you to do so? Let's say you make up a bunch of numbers to pay 1,500$ instead of 5,...
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Does Canadian law differ from US law concerning undue influence of jurors?

According to Reuters, the judge in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin today sharply criticized Maxine Waters' comments on the case, saying she might have given the defense grounds for appeal in the ...
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Can there be a settlement agreement for termination of employment?

Say a dispute arises between an employee and employer. The employer believes the employee stole something or intentionally damaged company property. The employer would like to immediately fire the ...
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Does a store have to hire someone with conflicting views on the pandemic?

Suppose a store is considering an employee for hire when a social media review finds views that conflict with both prevailing governmental advice as well as the views of management. If the discovery ...
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Must there be a limit on late fees?

Generally speaking must late fees have some sort of cap or limit? For example if it were the libraries policy could they really charge $100 per day for unreturned books? A more realistic example, ...
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Can a civil action started under Ontario's Simplified Procedure be moved to Small Claims Court?

Under Ontario law, is it possible for a plaintiff bringing a wrongful dismissal civil action to change venues some time after pleadings have been filed, but before the action has been set down for ...
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Can an employee be penalized for missing work due to medical appointment?

Can an employer discipline an employee for taking time off work for a medical appointment? What if the employee is still on the probation period? I won't get into specific details, but a somewhat ...
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Can employer deduct minutes worth of pay for clocking out few minutes early?

I started working in a retail store. We are scheduled to work for 30 minutes after the store closes to finish the closing procedures (such as turning off lights, locking doors etc). For example if the ...
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Which part of the Criminal Code does not apply in the territories?

The Criminal Code of Canada provides that Application to territories 8 (1) The provisions of this Act apply throughout Canada except (a) in Yukon, in so far as they are inconsistent with the Yukon ...
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Must an employer provide a break room/lunch room to its employees?

I started working in a retail store. It has no lunch room, break room, or a place where employees can sit comfortably to relax. In practice there's a storage area where people use bins to eat their ...
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Can an employee be disciplined for breaking a rule that is clearly not usually enforced?

I started a new job working in a retail store. The employee handbook has several official rules and policy which are clearly not enforced. For example no dogs in the store no cellphones at work ...
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Does this devotion clause mean I cannot work on personal commercial projects (or a registered business)?

As an engineer, I would like to make sure that I can work on side projects, and have the right to commercialize it; that is publishing on the app store as a paid app, or hosting on the web with a ...
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Can a roommate be kicked out for being racist towards another roommate?

I share a rental unit with two other adults. We each have individual leases. One of them (call her Jane) is racist towards the other (call him Joe). They got along fine at first. Then suddenly Jane ...
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In a Payment Hearing, what is the protocol for creditor asking debtor questions? What if he believes the reply was invalid?

At a payment hearing called by a creditor on a debtor, the debtor has the uncanny ability to avoid answering questions or gives misleading answers. I understand in the payment hearing the creditor can ...
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Are Ontario municipalities allowed to stop issuing marriage licenses during COVID-19?

Some Ontario cities, such as Waterloo say on their website: "Due to COVID-19, marriage licences will be suspended until further notice." Here is a screenshot, in case the website changes. ...
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When does “forced flex time” become “unpaid overtime”?

Jurisdiction: Ontario, Canada. Facts: Salaried employee. Employer has made it very clear that working hours are strictly 9:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 5:00. No flex. Clients often request services outside of ...
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Question about corporations established through legislation in Canada

PART I of BILL C-93 from February 1997 described the establishment of a corporation and some definitions related to it. The concept of a corporation being established in legislation is new to me, so I ...
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How to serve a summons to payment hearing to a debtor?

Must the creditor personally serve the debtor face to face? Is it OK to put the document inside a regular envelope and must the envelope be labelled with anything? Must the creditor say anything to ...
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How is interest calculated on a debt?

For the notice of payment hearing forum it has a section for "payment order" and "interest". How is interest calculated? What percent is it? What time does it start counting from, ...
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What happens if someone moves home to avoid a payment hearing?

If legal action has been started against someone, what happens if they move homes? For example, if an order for a defendant to pay someone money is made, what would happen if they just moved homes so ...

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