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Other tenant is unreasonably complaining about my use of shared spaces and landlord is siding with him

I know this is a bit of an immature situation. I sublease a portion of a home and share certain parts like the kitchen, bathroom and hallways. Another tenant has continually been complaining to the ...
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How can I inquire about some one else's border crossing history in Canada?

Googling about accessing information about traveling and border crossing history in Canada, I could only find information about how can one, access the information about SELF history of border ...
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Canadian immigration: Admissibility process mystery

This is a question I've asked at various Q&A sites and forums to no avail. Of course I also asked my own consultant, and several other lawyers and advisors, but none had the answer. I don't have ...
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Do historical software revisions impact the licensing terms of the latest version of the software?

Hypothetical situation: Our organization developed closed-source commercial software that used open-source libraries whose terms only apply on redistribution. At some point, we decide to open-source ...
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Am I allowed to point a web camera at a nearby business that continues to make noise to get evidence? [duplicate]

There is a bar across the alley from my home. Even when everything was closed for COVID-19 people would sit on the back deck and make a lot of noise until 4am. I've also noticed lots of trucks coming ...
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Are Hoverbikes Legal in Canada?

are hover bikes legal in Canada? A my design of a hover bike is completely electric and is meant to only hover 2-3 feet off the ground. Would you need any license to build and ride this? The hover ...
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Ongoing noise issues from business beside home

I live in a house behind a bar. There is an alley that separates the buildings. The bar rarely has guests inside, but from what I can tell the employees, owner and their friends hang out in the back a ...
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Can not paying a monthly fee because of a lack of balance of your reloadable visa card hurt your credit score and isn't there a law against that?

Can not paying a monthly fee because of a lack of balance of your reloadable visa card hurt your credit score and isn't there a law against that? That's what I was told after I bought a visa debit ...
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Can a contractor refuse to pay a subcontractor if he doesn't get paid?

Can a contractor refuse to pay a subcontractor until the contractor receives his payment from the company/client? Does it matter if it's in a written contract? Can the buck be passed like that? "...
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Can Someone Else's Patent Affect My Copyright?

In Canada, if I hold copyright on a program's code but not a patent on what it does, and someone else patents "what it does", how would this affect my copyright? Lets assume this person did not learn "...
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Does entering Peace Arch Provincial Park count as physical presence in Canada?

With travel across the US-Canada border being highly restricted (even citizens/PRs need to quarantine for two weeks on arrival), many Canadian permanent residents living and working in the US near the ...
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The legality of fictional stories involving sex with minors in Canada?

What Canadian laws govern the writing and publication of fictional stories involving sex with minors?
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What happens if someone simply moves homes and stops responding to a lawsuit?

In a civil proceeding what happens if a defendant changes addresses but does not provide a new one? He stops replying and a default judgement is imminent. Assume that a least one piece of registered ...
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Would killing a human by accident (without any premeditation or intent) be considered homicide or manslaughter?

My question is a hypothetical one. I was conducting some research into the differences between murder, homicide and manslaughter and I didn't understand the difference between homicide and ...
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In Canada, is there a requirement of when a Money Services Business (MSB) and their client entity must enter into a service agreement?

I hope the question in the title lends itself to an answer. In case more clarification is required, please do not hesitate to comment below. Some background: In Canada, an MSB is required to verify ...
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My Girlfriend is Canadian and I'm American, we want marry, but she's not ready to live in th US

My girlfriend and I want to get married. She's Canadian but with the option of dual citizenship, she would live in Canada for a few more months until we have everything sorted in the United States, ...
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What is the minimum time an employer must give before cancelling work?

I do sporadic work for a company. I had a shift scheduled for over a month. I messaged my manager the day before asking if there's anything else I needed to know. She told me the shift was cancelled. ...
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Is it legal to copy large amount of data peer to peer in Canada

Is it legal to transfer large amounts of encrypted data peer to peer in Canada? I transfer data from my friend PC in another country. The data is encrypted, so nobody can ever know which data it is. ...
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Bitcoin service regulations

Most governments don't consider Bitcoin to be currency, so it's somewhat of a legal gray zone regarding regulation. I know most exchanges must follow KYC/AML systems because they trade with fiat too, ...
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Are You Allowed to Buy Groceries While in Self Quarantine? [Canada]

Canadians returning to Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Does this mean that these people must stay in their homes, and are not allowed to leave to buy groceries? The government ...
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If a company never invoices me, am I obligated to do anything?

I hired a driving school to help me get my driver's license. My test was cancelled due to COVID and my last lesson was about a week before the test. The driving school and testing facility are two ...
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Can reading a something mean agree to to a contract?

I understand that a contract can be created by the actions undertook by the involved parties. When you visit a website you agree to the ToS by using the website (regardless if you read it or not). ...
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Can an employer charge employee/contractor a processing fee for payment?

I had worked for a company (whether as an employee or contractor is disputed). They would e-transfer me payments and take a small amount off to cover the cost of e-transfer. I told them I never agreed ...
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When must an employer issue a Record of Employment in Canada?

I had worked for a company but my contract ended in January. I had since done other work but the industry has been shutdown by COVID-19. I applied for Employment Insurance (EI). Part of it requires ...
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Employer Terminated employee during covid-19 crises

From the past six months, I was working for a tech company as an Independent Contractor in the province of Ontario. The contract states that "At the end of the ninety-day probationary period, the ...
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What should I do when the landlord asks you to pay utilities when they were all included in the rent?

I am a student and I have rented a room with all utilities and internet included in a 4 bedrooms house in Canada. My rent is going to expire at the end of April. Before the COVID outbreak, my landlord ...
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Can I sue breaching party if I got lucky and avoided damage?

My ex-landlord stole some of my furniture. In a settlement he agreed to return it. When I went to pick it up it was not there. A friend of mine let me borrow their truck for free (they came too). Can ...
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Is work able to force me to install software on personal equipment?

Due to the corona-virus around the world, like so many others I am working from home as possible. Work has just decided that because of this, we should be using Mircosoft Teams to help us all ...
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Applied for adoption records & original birth registration - It's not the original registration info

I applied for my adoption records here in Canada because I need the papers for some passport stuff. I still talk with my biological father, but I was officially adopted by my mother's new husband ...
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Can my accountant bill me for previous work he agreed to perform for free?

Context I can provide more context to the story (question), but I also want to keep it short. I have been paying my accountant for helping with my corporate taxes for the last 4 years in Toronto. I ...
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Can a landlord refuse to give a receipt for rent payment?

Is it legal for a business to refuse to give you a receipt when you pay them? For example a property management company refused to give someone a receipt for rent because they had not yet signed a ...
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charged with assault, charter right sec 10(b) violated

This is in Canada. Police laid an assault charge against me after my wife called 911 during our quarrel, she was in baby blue. While in the police station, the officer prepare some paperwork for me ...
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Can I use audio containing Canadian ATC/broadcast radio transmissions in a YouTube video?

This question was originally posted here, without consensus I often record my flight training without audio and post some of it to YouTube. I would like to add in audio recording of what I hear and ...
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Can a person be fired for not agreeing to a contract at work?

I have seen contracts (relating to employment) which contain terms like "by accepting this position you agree to sign an NDA that you will be provided on your first day of work". To my understanding ...
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Can I photograph or get photocopied my medical chart right after my consult, to prevent doctor falsify record?

I don't want Dr. or hospital falsify records. Best prevention — copy physical copy of chart RIGHT AFTER consult. Then doctor has no time or chance falsify! Second best — photograph chart with ...
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Contract Conflict

My new contract states that "Effective... you will begin accruing vacation time at a rate of 6% of your annual earnings. This is equivalent to three weeks (120 hours) of paid vacation entitlement on ...
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If a customer doesn't have money on them, is there way to put down their information so that they pay later for what they took?

I want to sell articles of clothing but it is possible that the individual doesn't have money on them. Can I put down their information and have them sign to where they can walk away with the article ...
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Can you sue a person for time spent taking them to court?

I know legal proceedings can be time consuming and stressful. Can a plaintiff sue the defendant for the time and energy involved? Would they need to show something, for example taking time off work to ...
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If party doesn't do what's agreed in settlement, can you sue again or is enforcement the only option?

I filed a dispute with the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). A settlement was reached. Two terms of the settlement were the defendant will make available my property for me to pickup parties agree ...
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In Canada, is there an individual cause of action against a perjurer or police?

Consider the situation where a person commits perjury by falsely asserting a material fact in court that goes against your case.1 In Canada, could you sue the perjurer? Suppose you lost your job, ...
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Is copying an infringing derivative an infringement against the original work's author when copying the original would generally be legal?

Suppose someone creates an unauthorized music video to accompany a popular song, thus making an infringing derivative (assuming fair dealing or other exceptions don't apply in this case). This ...
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What does “materially different” mean?

My father is an artist who is considering building a sculpture for an organization. as part of the contract he is prohibited from making copies of the sculpture in the future, or any works that are ...
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Manuscript transcription -

I was given a 250-year-old anonymous Italian manuscript to work on by its owner some time ago. I did research on it and transcribed it. I provided the owner with the transcription and the result of ...
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Is something considered stolen if it possibly could have been lost?

I had lived in a rental house where the landlord had the notion he could "immediately evict someone" if he felt like it. I installed a security camera. I have a video of the landlord and a couple ...
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Self defense after provocation on the part of the defender

A friend of mine in university wants to ensure he can defend himself legally. In a library a group of individuals were talking enough to annoy him and as the library has explicit no talking policy he ...
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Is there one body of common law?

I'm a bit confused by the usage of the phrase "common law" on this site. The Wikipedia article initially describes it as an abstract concept. The first paragraph reads: Common law (also known as ...
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For amateur recordings, who owns the video? The camera man or performer?

I would like to make a video where I teach something. My friend has a video camera and is willing to record me. Who would own the video? I ask because I plan on uploading it to some sort of streaming ...
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Canadian Lawyer Ethics

In Canada/Ontario, lawyers are bound by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Is there some specific statute/law/code that one can cite that prevents lawyers from harassing clients of the other party in ...
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Does a cash-less place have to accept cash if other payment option failed?

I had it happen to me a few times that my credit card was blocked or deactivated by the bank without letting me know, and I only that found out while trying to pay. To counter that I always carry some ...
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Can a prospective employer require you to pay to take a test as part of an interview?

I just red this question about having to pay to take a test for an interview. Is it legal? Must an employer reimburse? In general this site says an employer can't charge you a fee to start work.

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