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Canada Elections Climate Change and God

I just saw this BBC news article. Canada election: Charities warned against climate change ads Canada's election watchdog has warned environmentalists that saying climate change is real could ...
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What happens if parties do not honour a settlement agreement?

Say a settlement agreement was reached where a shopper sued a grocery store over food that gave her food poisoning. If the terms of the settlement agreement were grocery store shall pay shopper $100 ...
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Legal liability for theft of credit card information left in my care with no contract?

Suppose your neighbor asks you to babysit their cat. The neighbor has to run an errand so they leave it with me. Someone else breaks into my house and steals the cat, along with its diamond necklace. ...
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Does the Residential Tenancies Act apply when renting a room in a multi-bedroom apartment'

I've read through the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act, and my understanding is that if an individual rents a room from the Lease Holder of a multi-bedroom apartment (and the leasee is also ...
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What happens if someone knowingly accepts a contract with some invalid terms?

A dispute arose between me and my ex-landlord. Before any litigation, I told him the things I expected that he wasn't doing. His response was to agree to do them, provided I would agree to various ...
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Have there ever been any cases where someone sued their government for not delivering their passport in a reasonable amount of time?

I am wondering if there have been any cases in Canada that were heard before a court or tribunal, or even if there was any informal dispute that was discussed in any media. Surely many people in the ...
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Can a party demand you not record their phone call?

To my understanding call recording is legal in Canada, even if the other person isn't aware of it. I am going through arbitration, and someone I spoke with said "there is to be no recording of this or ...
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Best way to provide video of landlord doing something he lied about not doing? [closed]

I lived in a rental home where my landlord lived in the same building. The landlord had this notion he could "immediate evict" anyone. He told me if I wasn't out he would replace the locks and remove ...
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Misleading food labelling

What to do if you were violently ill from a product from a huge establishment that had a lone, large green label on the front of the product saying “vegan”, only to find once consuming, it contained ...
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Airline ignoring Montreal Convention [closed]

I flew with Finnair from Moscow to Montreal. My luggage got delayed by 3 days. As per Montreal Convention, I can spend up to 1,131 SDR on necessities as my luggage is missing and the airline is ...
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Claim Total Ownership of our Property

In 2012, my husband and the father of our four children deserted us and left Canada to his home town in JORDAN-AMMAN. Since then he never supported us financially in any way or shape. He married ...
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When does a single mistake in a contract invalidate the entire contract?

Assuming there is no "savings clause" or statement of the form "if a provision is found to be unenforceable, the rest still remain in effect", when can an entire contract be invalid because of one ...
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When is it ilegal to carry opened alcohol in public?

I heard it's technically illegal to have an alcoholic beverage that is not in the same state it was sold in, in public. Does this mean if a single can of beer is missing from a six pack it is illegal?...
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Immigrating to Canada from the UK - sponsored by a spouse or skilled worker?

My Canadian fiancée is currently living with me here in the UK on a 2 year Tier 5 Working Holiday Visa. We are getting married towards the end of that visa's validity (in Canada). We are currently ...
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Make money with a service that depends on third-party software

I play this video game which is developed by a small company. This game is great but it does not allow online multiplayer, you must play with other people on the same console. Recently, I learned that ...
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When is something considered theft vs free?

My job was to promote something in a grocery store. I happened to cross paths with someone from the bakery and they asked if I wanted a pizza to draw interest in my permission. I said ok. After the ...
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In general should court documents not be disclosed?

I am in Canada and have brought a dispute to the Civil Resolution Tribunal. The defendant has replied. He claims that there are several people (who I know) who are prepared to corroborate his side of ...
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As a website owner, what's my legal requirement to ask for SIN number

We have a job recruitment system that we installed which includes a public website where people can apply for jobs directly on the internet. One of the fields is SIN number that displays by default. ...
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In a marriage, can one spouse just run away and declare this a “separation”?

My friend’s father ran away from his wife after 30 years of marriage. He left her with all of the debts to pay and no income to support. He then hired a lawyer sending her a wish to negotiate a ...
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When can a contract require the agreenment of another contract?

I have seen several contracts that have terms such as "by accepting this offer you agree to sign a NDA/Non-Compete/Anti-harassment/Etc". How can this be fair prior to even seeing the NDA? I work for ...
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Assets, acquisitions, and creditors

Been doing a lot of research in a few separate fields of law, and I'm trying to understand how the peices combine in the following presenting what legal tools to solve the matter. Scenario: If a ...
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Filing a lien if a client is unable to pay

Is it possible to file a lien on the work done as part of the contract if the client is unable to pay for it. For example, if a contractor writes software for a client, and the client makes no ...
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Work for hire as a contractor without payment, can you withhold IP?

Context: Canadian law; contract work; software IP If a contractor signs a work for hire agreement at the outset of a project and agrees that all work done for a company is the company's IP, can the ...
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Fraud if a director lies about being unable to pay

Context: Canadian Law; contractor; fraud Would it be considered fraudulence on behalf of the director (specifically CEO) of a company if they were to lie about being unable to pay a contractor, but ...
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When is something inadmissible as evidence because it's considered a negotiation?

To my understanding anything can be used as evidence unless a specific law prohibits it. When is negotiating inadmissible as evidence? My (ex)landlord demanded I move out immediately. I told him I ...
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Is it bad to have communication with opposing party outside of court?

I started a claim against someone. The level of court does not require lawyers. The defendant rejected all my claims through the court, but contacted me by email saying he wishes to meet in person to ...
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How do fast food chains get away with selling fake chicken?

Subway chicken only about 50% meat, according to Canadian study What's in your chicken sandwich? (Subway's "chicken" is 50% chicken, and Wendy's is 88%. The rest is non-meat additives) Subway ...
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How to determine which court to apply to when parties are in different areas?

I am considering taking an employer to court. It would be regarding whether or not I'm a contractor or employee (and thus entitled to different benefits). I am not sure which court I would apply to. ...
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In Canada can employer force employees not to discuss wage?

In Canada can an employer require its employees not to discuss wages (either internal or external of the company)? What if the employee signed a confidentiality agreement where they agreed not to ...
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Is it illegal to say the police won't help?

This is a silly question but is it illegal to threaten someone that the police would not come if they were called? My ex-landlord threatened to remove my belongings. I said I would have to call the ...
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In Canada when can the winning party recover legal and attorney fees?

I'm suspecting to have to take my ex-landlord to court. He's not giving back my damage deposit or prorated rent. Would I be able to get reimbursed for legal fees or attorney fees if I win? Since I had ...
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What can I do about a landlord who falsely claims uncleanliness after I move out?

Two weeks after moving out, my landlord said that I was going to be charged $40 for cleaning fees. After several emails of me trying to ask him what I was being charged for, he claimed that there were ...
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Are the husbands HST arrears for his business considered part of the marital assets etc.?

In Canada are the Husbands business HST arrears considered part of marital property? Is the wife expected to take on half of this?
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Does Ontario's Residential Tenancy Agreement include a term that makes the Agreement subject to the mortgagee or chargee’s prior consent?

My dad visited Hong Kong recently and was unnerved to learn that the HK gov't hasn't standardized a residential leasing form: The laws governing residential tenancy agreements are far looser than ...
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When can employer change pay (increase or decrease)?

Question Can an employer decrease an employee's pay whenever they want (unless otherwise agreed to in a contract)? Out of curiosity can an employer increase pay at any time? Does it make a difference ...
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Are parking lots allowed to ticket for a higher price than listed

I recently received a parking ticket when forgetting to pay at a parking lot. However, it seems they increased their ticket price without changing any of their signage. The sign at the entrance ...
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Is British Columbia violating the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic by requiring foreign drivers to exchange their license within three months?

According to the 1949 Geneva Convention citizens of any country that signed the agreement are able to drive in any other country for up to one year with an international driving permit: No ...
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Am I allowed to gift alcohol to an adult as a minor?

I am thinking about gifting alcohol to my boss as a parting gift. Does any law in Canada prohibit me from doing so?
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Are bylaws required to be given First Reading as a minimum?

In Alberta, municipal bylaws must be given three readings before they can be enacted. Typically first reading is to introduce the bylaw, second is to consider any amendments, and third the final ...
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Can you operate a liquor service outside a prohibited area and make deliveries into the prohibited area?

There is one small holdout in Southern Alberta where prohibition of liquor is still in effect. Consumption isn't prohibited, but the sale of liquor is. There was even a recent plebiscite where the ...
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How far does parody go in copyright laws in Canada?

I'm wondering how far does parody go in Canadian copyright act? Is copying someone else's open source code and modifying it then protecting it considered as infringement? The code is from a ...
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Is arbitrary age-based pricing legal in Canada?

In Canada, can a company price its services based, arbitrarily (that is, even if the user's age has no demonstrable impact on the company's costs), on the age of the user ? So for example is a ...
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Can my neighbor post signs on my side of the fence?

This is about a friend and not myself. The situation takes place in Alberta Canada. A friend of mine moved into his new home and the next-door neighbor demanded he pay for half the fence (Which was ...
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Accidentally took something wasn't mine. Can I get in trouble for returning it?

I recently moved out of a shared living accommodation. After moving out someone complained that the (shared) glove for removing hot items from the oven was missing. I had my own glove that I took and ...
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Can a retail store staff member search your bag on exit? [duplicate]

I know some places that search people's bags just before they leave the store. Alternatively I've seen stores that require people to leave their bags in a certain area, such as behind the front ...
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How does a lawyer help when taking someone to court for money owed?

I had a landlord who I believe owes me money for several things. The two biggest would be prorated rent and the return of damage deposit. Since I shared a kitchen with this landlord, it is out of the ...
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What Laws Pertain to Parking *Oversized Vehicles?

I regularly drive around with a trailer in the Ontario, London area of Canada. I have been completely unable to find any regulations referring to vehicles that cannot fit in a single parking spot, I ...
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Car runs worse since repair after shady dealer interaction

I got some spark plugs replaced on my car, which I got quoted cheaper than the cost of parts due to an error in the dealership's system. The labour was supposed to be quoted for 3-4 hours plus the ...
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Who would I report these bylaw infractions my landlord made to?

I am living in a shared house with the lease holder. I suspect the lease holder has broken several laws. He has rented out a storage space as a bedroom. It has no windows or door and I believe this ...
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In Canada, can students send emails to other students of same association?

Under the Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), can a student member of a student association send emails to the other students of that same association without express consent? Would it be ...