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What is the source for calling the panel in the JCPC 'the Board'?

For a long continuous line of case law, the panel deciding a case (or rendering advice to Her Majesty as to how to dispose of the case, technically) in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has ...
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Could there be legal action against me for non-payment of rent with no written contract?

I have occupied a room in freehold from a family for about 2 years now. There was never a lease. For the past 10 months I have not been living there (but at my girlfriend's place), I go there once a ...
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Can I clear my record of a “pardoned” offence that was applied in error? [closed]

About 8-9 years ago, a stranger in my town, through utter coincidence and paranoia, decided that I was probably the person harassing his girlfriend online. So he asked the harasser if they drive my ...
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How does vacation pay affect severance pay?

To my understanding the relevant legislation is the https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/termination/quit-fired#getting-fired If I ...
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Do undercover/plainclothed police (ever?) wear bodycams? Or be required to be on CCTV?

Is it another question or part of asking this, but are undercover/plainclothed police (ever?) required to be on CCTV? Some of these people are very talkative, verbal, expressive, often cursing/...
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Does an employer have a legal responsibility to make to make clear at least who you directly report to?

I'm wondering if there is anything illegal about working in a work place where the chain of command is extremely unclear. Where I had worked the same parent company owned several retail and ...
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Can you get sued for talking badly about a co-worker at work?

Can you get sued for talking badly about a co-worker at work? If you talk to your CEO and mention that the tech lead he hired is terrible and doesn't know what he's talking about, can you get sued for ...
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Must terms in employment contract be interpreted as they apply to the job?

I see a lot of employment contracts which seem to be very broad with things the employee cannot do. Are the terms always interpreted in context, and only enforced when the employer can show damages? ...
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Can older parts of Canada's constitution be found unconstitutional?

Canada's constitution is not a single document, but many documents passed over time. Is there existing case law as to whether parts of an older constitutional document can be found unconstitutional ...
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Canadian (BC) invoicing regulation - can we attempt to collect interest after the overdue payment is made?

My business partner and I started a construction related business last year. We recently (August 2021) received payment for an invoice that was issued June of 2020. At that time we did not have any ...
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Quitting before the start date: is the non compete enforceable?

Prospective employee E signed a job offer stating that his or her first day of work will be two months into 2022. The contract includes a non-compete agreement (NCA) of a duration of 8 months within ...
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How exactly to calculate severance pay?

I have several questions regarding severance pay. Is it better to ask them separately or in one question? I had worked for an employer for 8 months and was terminated without cause. The schedule ...
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Outside of regular self defence, when is fighting legal?

I know this is a weird question. I'm curious as to what counts as assault, in the sense a person would be likely found guilty of it in court. Generally assault is considered fighting someone who did ...
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What kind of permit is required to import preserved human skin into Canada?

Specifically prepuce. This has cultural significance to some.
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When can a citizens arrest be made and how much force can be used?

My understanding of a citizen’s arrest that it's when is a person detains another person who is caught committing a crime until police arrive. If the person tries to leave how much force can the ...
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Is a disclaimer of liability on a web page sufficient?

Cycling with a group is even more enjoyable than solitary cycling—most of the time anyway. But those who were tempted to organize murmur that organizing a biking trip presents an inherent risk. If/...
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My Canadaian university denied my religious vaccine exemption request, what type of lawyer do I speak to?

I am situated in Canada. And go to a Canadian university (in Toronto). My university has a vaccine mandate for the Covid-19 vaccine, which I have requested an exemption to, due to issues with the ...
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Can you sue an underage contractor?

I recently got my garage epoxied. After about a week, it started peeling off. I was wondering if I can sue the contractor as they aren't answering my calls or replying to my messages. The reason I'm ...
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What is the legality of the vaccine mandates in British Columbia, Canada?

British Columbia unveiled a plan to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into multiple settings, including but not limited to restaurants, bars, gyms, night clubs, indoor ticketed events, ...
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Is a will invalid in Canada if you don't have two witnesses that saw you write the will in person and sign your will?

Is a will invalid in Canada if you don't have two witnesses that saw you write the will in person and sign your will? I am not sure if I understand the law, but it seems like you're forced to print ...
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Is there an extra time given for criminal prosecution in Canada if there's foreign evidence that have to be collected?

Is there an extra time given for criminal prosecution in Canada if there's foreign evidence that have to be collected? There might be delays experienced if the court has to secure bank records and ...
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What happens at a notary appointment?

I'm having a document notarized in Ontario Canada for my university. This is my first notarization, and wonder what I may need to know for the appointment. I plan on bringing my ID, debit card, thats ...
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International Student getting notarization in Canada. What ID do I use?

I require a document notarized for my university here in Canada. I am an international student from the US. I currently have no Canadian ID (its still in progress), and am stuck in 14 day quarantine. ...
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Plagiarism on an Affidavit?

Is there such thing as plagiarism on an Affidavit? In other words if my reasoning for a certain issue is best worded by an online source, can I simply copy the source and slightly customize it to my ...
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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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Terminated without cause. Do I have a claim for unjust termination or toxic work environment? [closed]

I was recently terminated without cause. I had been working in a liquor store for about 6 months. There was something "special" about the work environment. Several businesses in the area ...
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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 Canada export any kind of food and medical supplies to North Korea?

Export and import restrictions can be imposed under the United Nations Act or the Special Economic Measures Act. Exemptions may apply to food; medical supplies; goods used for public health purposes ...
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Do Canadian courts distinguish copyright infringement from scientific plagiarism?

Do Canadian courts distinguish copyright infringement from scientific plagiarism? Since 1997, the Canadian Copyright Act allows plaintiffs suing for copyright infringement to elect to recover ...
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If the same content is created by more than one person without copying, do all authors have copyright, or just the first author?

In Canada, if $person_a creates a copyrightable work, and then later $person_b creates (without copying $person_a's work) the same work, do both $person_a and $person_b have copyright, or does only $...
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Can a person be extradited to another country even if the charges levied against that person were proven to be false in Canada?

Meng is not being tried in the Canadian court. Authorities there are holding hearings to determine whether the US extradition request can proceed. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/...
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How to find status of criminal prosecution (Alberta, Canada)

Calgary men charged after 864 investors lose $33M in Crowsnest Pass development Jun 10, 2016 I can't find any further news about this. I tried contacting CBC but got no reply. (Not to be confused with ...
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What are the locations included in Quebec's vaccination passport law?

On July 8, Quebec announced that they would introduce a vaccine passport by the fall — but would only use it to control access to locations like gyms, bars and restaurants if there is an outbreak. ...
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Is it legal for some employees to have to clock in and out and others not if they are in the same role?

I work in the same position and with same job description as other employees. We have to clock in and out at the start and end of our shifts. The clock in and out system is directly tied to our pay: ...
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Is it legal for a store to lock the door with customers inside?

In a retail store the manager has instructed employees to lock the door when the store has closed, even if customers are still inside. This is to prevent more customers from entering. Is locking the ...
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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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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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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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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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What constitutes "using a website" in Canada?

This is a disclaimer found on the Qt website. The "Read More" link doesn't contain any information about what exactly "using" the website involves, either. What do I have to do in order for my ...
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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 law makes watching pirated movies illegal?

I understand that distribution of copyrighted content is illegal, but have always thought that receiving that content was legal. However, I recently read a news article stating that people streaming ...
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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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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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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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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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