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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 ...
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Viewing pornography that is taken illegally

Is it legal to view pornography that is taken and uploaded illegally? For example is it illegal to view voyeur videos that have been uploaded to a site?
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Public figure status in Canadian defamation law

Earlier this month the controversial professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto became the plaintiff in a slander suit against a professor at Wilfred Laurier University. If this were in ...
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Court order on selling property

I am trying to remove my name from mortgage (Canada, Ontario), my ex husband is not really helpful and self-employed. I am thinking of going to get court order on selling our property. We signed (...
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What're the drawbacks of uniformising the names of Canada's Superior Provincial Courts?

Source: Introduction to The Study of Law (8 edn, 2016), p. 103 Top. SUPERIOR PROVINCIAL COURTS   The key to the Canadian court system is the superior court of general jurisdiction in each ...
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Can I obtain British/Swedish citizenship via grandparents?

Grandfather was Swedish, grandmother was British. They moved to Canada and got married in Canada and had my Dad. They divorced and grandmother moved back to UK. Unfortunately my own deceased parents ...
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Can I be required to take a 2 hour unpaid break?

I live and work in BC but my work contract says it's to be interpreted by the laws of Ontario. I have a shift scheduled where there is an unpaid 2 hour break in between. So for example I work 9AM-1PM ...
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Is it illegal to view voyeur videos

I basically have 3 questions 1) Is it legal to view voyeuristic videos of women changing or showering that were filmed without their consent on the internet as long as the woman in question is over ...
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Appeal from a verdict of acquittal in Canada

Supreme court of Canada: R. v. Jarvis This seems to say that the Crown appealed from a verdict of acquittal in a criminal case. It is reported to be a judge, not a jury, that acquitted the defendant. ...
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Can lease holder physically remove my items from home without judges order?

I live in a shared home and pay rent to the lease holder. He doesn't want me to live here anymore. The leaseholder basically said he has the right to kick me out whenever he wants and to remove my ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on external savings?

I am thinking about moving to Canada to work, save for retirement, and move back to Portugal for retirement because of the lower cost of living. I will contribute to the Canada Pension Plan and also ...
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Criminal case or civil case?

When my ex and I split up I had to leave my Ebike behind because my vehicle was full. While leaving I told my ex-partner I would return in three days to pick up the rest of my things. Three days later,...
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How does computer privacy law apply in Canada when program reports who's using it?

If someone is hired to make a program for someone else, of course they don't need a EULA (end user license agreement) when they give the program to them as they are the owner. Is it possible for the ...
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I don't have a lease and my landlord is threatening to kick me out immediately

This is embarrassing and I realize I should have done things differently. I live in a shared home and pay rent to the lease holder. He doesn't want me to live here anymore and has given me a few days ...
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Legal exposure in publishing stock predictions

I was told that there might be legal aspects that I'm not aware of so I'm asking this question. Since late November two AIs I've built have been generating predictions about stocks found on the ...
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Tort of civil conspiracy

In Canada, the tort of civil unlawful conspiracy is laid out as follows: Two or more people acted in concert, by agreement, or with a common design or intention; The co-conspirators engaged in ...
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How long can a rental office take to process my application (while holding my deposit)

I applied to rent an apartment in Ontario, Canada, and as part of the application package I was required to give a deposit of 2 months rent (by cheque). However, it has been 7 working days, and I have ...
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Is it illegal to repair vehicles in Ontario without a mechanic's license?

I have a business license from the province of Ontario and an HST number so that I can file my taxes. I have an accountant who handles all of my taxes, so I don't think I will have any issues there. ...
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Does 'in writing' imply handwritten?

My rental contract states that I need to give notice 'in writing' to my landlord prior to ending my tenancy. I'm new to legal terms and the country, does this phrase imply the notice needs to be ...
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Legal Repercussions of Custodianship

In relation to this question - Financial responsibilities for Custodian of (minor) international student, I am in a situation where my wife has a good friend who runs a business. My understanding of ...
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What's the total value for customs of a check?

I work for a non-profit company in the accounts payable department (we don't pay taxes in most states... as long as we are in the state, I think). My boss was gone for the day and I had an urgent ...
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If work must be paid in Canada, when/how is volunteer work allowed?

This is a bit of a follow up to Is it legal to work without pay - Canada? When is it legal to do something and not get paid (in Canada)? Where I live volunteer work is common (ranging from helping at ...
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I'm a Canadian Citizen and want to marry an American Citizen, but still live in Canada

I'm just wondering if I am able to marry an American citizen if I'm Canadian, and still reside in Canada, while he will still reside in USA. We are not able to move abroad for probably a few years, at ...
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Labour law on meal breaks in Ontario

This is for Ontario Canada, post-2019. I want to know exactly what the law is for breaks in Ontario. I understand that you are entitled to a half hour break for every 5 hours of work. (or two breaks ...
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How to find an information about corporate assets?

In continuation to my other question here. We are trying to prepare yourselves to file a lawsuit against one of the contractors who did a lot of damage during renovations. My question right now, is ...
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If a contract to purchase a home is modified after signing without a party's consent, will it be null and void?

My sister and I jointly submitted a bid to a house today for $580 000. After I signed the documents, she modified the bid to $600 000 without my knowledge. Now, in this case, neither she nor myself ...
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Is it legal for employers to ask for social media handles?

is it legal for employers to ask for social media handles in job application or pre-employment forms? If it is unrelated to the job? I understand for jobs like marketing, modeling etc. where a large ...
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Is it possible and how to get all the information on a corporation in Canada, BC

There is a super long story of how we ended up in this situation (in fact too long to describe here), but at the end of the day, one of the contractors who started doing renovations in our apartment ...
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Does a university have rights to an invention of product which was created during one's active enrollment?

lets say I have a product which I am the sole creator, and I intend to make a business out of this product. The idea / creation of this product came to fruition during undergraduate enrollment at X ...
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What questions can be asked in interview? Can questions that can be used to illegally discriminate be asked?

I'm part of a group that gets job openings for short term contract gigs, often done in retail environments. During the interviews or online application process, a lot of companies ask for rather off ...
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If lease doesn't specify termination, how long does one have to move out?

I live in a home with Joe. Joe has a lease with the home owner. I pay Joe a fixed amount of rent each month and he gave me keys when I moved in. We don't have a formal lease between us, but we do have ...
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Rights and licensing of joint works in Canada

In researching copyright laws relating to works of joint authorship, I came across this McMillan article. While the situation is clearer in the US and UK, the article discusses how in Canada, absent ...
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What is a Formal Patent Search of Classification in Canadian patent law?

I am seeking to start patenting something, and have reached out to an organization that claims to be able to help with the patenting process. They want to do something they call a Formal Patent ...
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Throwing tomatoes at a poster of a politician

As a form of protest, imagine: Printing a poster of a politician's face Placing it on a wall (with permission of the wall's owner) in a generally public space Handing out tomatoes to be thrown at ...
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Wouldn't it be hard to kick someone out who never signed a lease?

Who really has more power when a lease isn’t signed and there’s no written agreement? I know a lot of cheap rentals off craigslist do this (especially in shared living accommodations). Hypothetically ...
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How to get a court order for deceased relatives birth certificate?

What's the process for getting a court order in Canada for a deceased relatives birth certificate? There is no will or executor of the will and the birth certificate is for genealogy purposes.
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Will company with product with ® sue me if my company name is the same as their product?

I have purchased the company name Xxxxx Media in a province in Canada, but I recently realized that the product Xxxxx® is trademarked in the United States. I wish to sell my products in the US soon so ...
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Can a Canadian doctor perform RFID chip implantation in a willing subject?

I want to get an RFID chip implanted in my hand for practical and entertainment purposes. I am a adult 100% aware of the risks and willing to undergo the (very minor) surgery, in which the small tag ...
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Legally withold payment for services rendered beyond a weekly limit? - Canada

If a contract specifies that work be rendered for services between 8 and 16 hours per week, and the month averages to 16 hours per week but certain weeks are in excess of 16 hours, is it legal to ...
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What can I do about an ex-landlord “trash talking” me on Facebook?

I had lived in a shared rental house with 4 other tenants. Problems arose when the landlord wanted me to move out early despite what the lease said. He got the other tenants to bug me until I agreed, ...
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If two spouses are named in an agreement but only one signs, is it valid?

Say there is an agreement between a company party (call them The Company), and a married couple party (call them Spouse A and Spouse B). Spouse A and Spouse B are both named in the agreement, but the ...
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Copyright infringement in paid course

An art instructor who charges for his courses is using one of my photographs in his class. All the students including himself have painted the photograph and he has posted his painting on his site. I ...
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If something is due on a certain day, does it mean before the day starts or the end of that day?

If a contract is written such that a payment is due on day x does that mean it is due prior to that day or any time before 11:59pm on day x? For example I've heard of a property management company ...
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Do US laws apply worldwide? Which US laws apply worldwide?

Do US laws apply worldwide? Kim Dotcom, never in USA, yet court proceedings for extradition from New Zealand to USA ongoing. A Chinese arrested in Canada during layover for breaking US sanctions law. ...
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What options exist for doing one's own legal work?

To my understanding, you can always represent yourself in court. So when is it a good idea to get a lawyer? I have a relatively simple case but could use a few pointers. I know legal proceedings have ...
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Can the Landlord Kick us out 9 months before the contract end date?

I live in a condo in Ontario, Canada. As I used to be a student (now have a full time job) I had to pay 1 year in advance back in September. Landlord and I signed a contract that states It is ...
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Can you own copyrights to dance moves or choreography?

So there's this thing called High Fitness. It's a company that makes money off of choreographing exercise routines to popular music, and sells the choreography. It's essentially Zumba but less dancey ...
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Can the Resedential Tennancy Act be included in situations where it wouldn't normally apply?

The Residential Tenancy Act list situations when it would naturally apply and when it would not. From http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/02078_01#section2 What this Act does ...
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In Canada, how big does a work need to be to qualify for copyright?

I understand that a single letter, or even a word cannot be copyrighted, because they are too short to be a unique work. So how big does a work need to be to qualify?
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What exactly does it mean when someone “represents” you?

What exactly does it mean for a lawyer to represent someone? I thought it means assigning someone to argue for you and they would reply to all messages concerning the case. As mentioned in my ...