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can compensation disclosure to other employees be a basis for dismissal in quebec?

Can sharing or discussing you compensation with your colleagues be a reason for being fired or be a basis for any other decision by the employer? I know there are rules in Ontario against this but I ...
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Can you file for employment insurance if you still own a business that makes 10,000 a year without work in Canada?

Can you file for employment insurance if you still own a business that makes $10,000 a year without work in Canada? Let's say you lose a job, not by your own fault, that made you $90,000 a year, but ...
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Is there any particular reason that Small Claims court monetary limits are generally higher in Canada than in the US?

By Province/Territory in Canada: https://neighbourhoodlegal.ca/2022/05/15/small-claims-court-monetary-limit-across-canada/ By State in US: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/small-claims-suits-...
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What capital offences were repealed in Canada as of 2022?

In Canada, what offences specified death as a possible punishment but were repealed while death was still specified as a penalty? Or are there none? Specifically, I want to know the set S (which could ...
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When can a lawyer choose what to work on? Must they think they have a chance at success?

I used to work for a very large company had it's own legal division. If the company wanted to sue someone but the lawyers didn't think they had a good chance to win, must the lawyers still work to ...
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A dual civil lawsuit & criminal case

This one pertains to Canadian Law: Can one have a case in which an employee for a company performed an act in malice that caused injury to a party. Then that party puts forward a criminal case against ...
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What offences are punishable by death in Canada in 2022?

Summary It is possible to charge with, convict of, and sentence for serious offences at any time, even 120 years later. The punishment is determined by checking the punishment at two points in time: ...
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Does material usury exist in Canada?

Is material usury in Canada prohibited by law? Having a European background, I know that material usury in Europe is prohibited if the price is more than two times the average price, and there is a ...
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What are the different regulations affecting different classifications of firearms?

I'm having a hard time tracking down a plain-language and short summary of the different rules or regulations regarding the different classifications of firearms in Canada (prohibited, restricted, non-...
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Benefits of registering copyright - Should I register or not?

I have a question regarding copyright registration in Canada. From what I read, it is not mandatory to register copyright in Canada. But at the same time, some folks suggest you should register your ...
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May a UK academic employer ask the latest pay slip of my current Canadian job?

As a postdoc in a Canadian institution, I have been offered a lecturer position in UK. In the offer email I have received, one clause reads as follows: Please could you provide evidence of your ...
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What Exemptions are there to the Age Discrimination laws in Ontario?

Ontario seems to have a pretty general/all encompassing law that is explained as protecting anyone from discrimination based on age with regard to employment or housing. Ontario Humans Rights ...
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Forfeiture/Expiration of refund amount after service termination

Is it legal for a company (ISP) to give a customer "only" a few months to claim a credit/refund/negative balance on the closed account / terminated service ? Or are companies required to ...
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Can a testator exercise testamentary freedom using a choice of law clause?

In British Columbia, some testators left little for some of their independent adult children, while leaving most of their assets to their other children. In many of those cases, the courts granted the ...
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Landlord having previous tenant who was troublesome move back in. Asking me to move out to avoid conflict

Where I live has a shortage on housing. I have been sharing a suite with 2 other people ("roommates") for a couple years. We each have our own leases and the landlord is responsible for ...
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Does an employee have any responsibility to protect company assets?

I work in a store. A customer made a purchase. But had another bottle in his hand that he didn't put on the counter for me to scan. I asked if he had already paid for it. He tried to pick a fight ...
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If a company tells you to commit billing fraud, what might be the consequences for doing so?

If a company tells you to commit billing fraud, what might be the consequences for doing so? Let's say you committed billing fraud, because the company told you to do so. Do you have to pay the amount ...
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What would happen if I set up an amateur radio station in Canada without entering Canada?

I have a US amateur radio license. I do not have a passport or Canadian amateur radio certificate. If I went near the border but stayed on the US side, set up an amateur radio station on a wheeled ...
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Can a search engine receive DMCA takedowns? (linking to copyrighted content) [duplicate]

I have a site similar to google.com based in canada that indexes various websites online. Some of these sites link directly or indirectly to copyrighted content. I have a "torrent" tab that ...
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Can a US citizen visiting Canada as a tourist walk back into the US at any point on the border? [duplicate]

If I am a US citizen visiting Canada as a tourist, can I walk across the border back into the US at any point along the border (as long as I can do so without trespassing in either country)?
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After getting a visa, can you walk across the US-Canada border whenever you want?

If a holder of a US passport legally enters Canada and obtains a visa, can s/he then walk across the border whenever s/he wants?
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Can a union fire someone for cause?

I worked at a place where management periodically made announcements on how to contact the union and that no retaliation would happen for doing so. One once mentioned that a person found to have ...
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Anonymously forwarding emails

I was thinking about making this as a side project to generate traffic on my Canadian website... Let's say I create a service similar to yopmail.com whereas I allow users to generate email addresses ...
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Is it illegal if a policy affects one protected class more than everyone else?

I heard some residential leases prohibit any open flames including candles. Since many religions use candles, wouldn't this be an illegal form of discrimination of a protected class? Or does that not ...
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When must a party suffered damages in order to sue/take legal action against the offending party?

If a contract between two parties existed, and one party breached it, when must the other party show damages to have the breach remedied? The following examples comes from this question where people ...
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How many days of vacations am I entitled to?

I started on August 19 2020 and vacations are added on May, so between August 19 2020 and May 1 2021, I had around 9 days of vacation, but then HR tells me between May 1 2021 and May 2022, I can only ...
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Is it lawful to record or take notes on a presentation you were told not to?

In a union meeting 'legal counsel' gave a long presentation. It included a slide show. The meeting was held over a video call. The legal counsel said he does not give consent or permission to be ...
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Is it possible to receive no pay because all the money goes to union fees?

A bit of a follow up to Union fees were deducted but was never told there was a union If someone works for an employer for a very short time (for example 1 or 2 hours) is it possible to receive a net ...
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Union fees were deducted but was never told there was a union

I ask this question just out of curiosity. Please advise if it's a better fit for workplace or some other site. I was hired to work at a store. I quit after having worked 2 hours. Part of the reason I ...
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What exactly is the difference between owning something and having a license with no restrictions?

If someone owns something does that mean they are free to do with it whatever they want, as long as they don't break the law? Or can someone own something with additional restrictions imposed on it? ...
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Why are legal fees not unconstitutional where equal protection clauses exist?

I live in Canada, where the equal protection clause looks like this: Equality Rights Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law 15 (1) Every individual is equal before and ...
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Is it legal to put a photo of someone else's art on Facebook?

I was in a building that is publicly accessible and I took a photo of paintings they had hanging on the wall. Is it legal for me to post it on social media such as Facebook, or would this be copyright ...
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secretly recording a murder confession

Let's say you had an opportunity to secretly record an acquaintance confessing to a murder decades prior. Can/would it be used by police/courts? Are there certain things about the recording that would ...
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What legislation applies to paid focus groups? Do labour laws?

There is a group on Facebook that connects people with local paid focus groups. Usually there are screening questions that are asked over Facebook messenger. Some examples of such screening questions ...
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Can employers in Canada provide different Health benefits based on family or marital status?

My employer offers a health benefits plan where the amount that can be claimed towards the benefits plan is higher for employees who have a spouse, and even higher for employees with children. I am ...
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Should Canadians be seeking asylum to other countries? [closed]

Just wondering, in the plight of some recent news coming from Canada, and the Emergencies Act being evoked (protesters; thier right to protest in a certain area were vanquished and they were arrested);...
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Question about US law being sued in Canada

Suppose a Canadian subscription website is created providing valuable information on certain properties of a product to consumers. Unfortunately, a mistake was made where some images on the website ...
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Do all the statements an employer makes about a workplace have no effect when signing a contract with an integration clause?

Take the following term in an employment agreement for example: This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all other Agreements ...
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What exactly is illegal about the Canadian trucking protests?

I have been following the coverage of the Canada convoy protest in the news, and particularly the invocation of the Emergencies Act by PM Trudeau. In his announcement, he says: We're entering the ...
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Can employer ask about medical information such as vaccines (not specifically COVID19)?

Regarding employers asking for proof of COVID19 vaccination, my friend argued this is illegal because they aren't allowed to ask for other medical information (such as vaccination against Hepatitis C) ...
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Am I obligated to pay prorated insurance premium if broker renewed without my agreement?

My home insurance broker sent us a renewal email over a month late. I told them we were not interested, and were changing providers. They want payment for the time between our previous policy with ...
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Are slander and defamation the same thing?

@Dave One of the elements of slander is publication of the falsehood. The fact that people believe the falsehood and take action based upon it is part of the damages element in a slander case. Forming ...
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Can a landlord raise the rent as much as it want as long as it gets permission from the board?

When can a landlord raise the rent above the guidelines? A landlord can make an application to the Board to approve a rent increase above the guideline if: a landlord’s costs for municipal taxes or ...
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Which Canadian laws forbids the construction of a 400-mile pipeline within Wet’suwet’en lands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aljg-k4vLJo The occupation started in September and halted the company’s efforts to build a key portion of the over 400-mile pipeline within Wet’suwet’en lands that ...
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Why does Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibit sex discrimination redundantly?

In the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 28 says: Rights guaranteed equally to both sexes 28 Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms referred to in it are ...
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If people challenge the decision of implementing an anti-vax tax, would the government have to wait before taxing people?

By threatening to implement a vaccine tax, Quebec is ostensibly trying to make vaccination against COVID-19 obligatory. Although such a measure would probably violate Canada’s Charter of Rights and ...
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Would an antivax tax violate the Canada Health Act?

Legault’s plan, however, is markedly different in that rather than simply limiting the activities of the unvaccinated it imposes a financial penalty on them no matter where they are or go in their ...
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Is calumny against the law in Ohio and in British Columbia, Canada?

Calumny is technically the act of a person falsely accusing another person of a crime. However, the common definition of calumny means the act of maliciously (i.e. with the intent to do harm) ...
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What rights do landlords in Ontario have regarding prompt delivery of Preliminary Notice for Annual General Meeting

I live in Toronto, Ontario. Our condo's AGM is to be held on February 10, 2022 this year, and the deadline for nominating directors and submitting questions is Jan 10, 2022. However, although the ...
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How much can you pay yourself after receiving money from a Kickstarter fund?

How much can you pay yourself after receiving money from a Kickstarter fund? I am thinking you need to pay yourself for the labor, but I am not sure if there's a way to determine the appropriate money ...
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