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Warrantless entry and search with restricted PAL?

I have been told that since I have my restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) (for firearms), police may enter and search my home without providing a warrant whenever they choose. They are ...
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Cell phone with zero usage sent to collections agency

A year ago I briefly had a phone plan in Alberta, Canada where I used absolutely zero data and no calling minutes. I called the phone company in order to cancel the plan on a Saturday, when they ...
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Full ownership split between two legal entities

Hope this is fit for Legal.SE. I work with large financial institutions and often obtain diagrams representing the legal entity perimeter (i.e. full list of legal entities, with ownership % and "who ...
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Serving to a P.O. Box in Ontario

Assisting a relative with a small claims case (Ontario, Canada). We are to serve the defendant's representative (a paralegal) that is operating under a P.O. Box in another city. Are we legally ...
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Extensive Renovations during 60 days notice

I gave 60 days notice and the landlord seems to think they are starting extensive renovations during my 60 days. What rights do I have about not being disturbed and privacy and not having my ...
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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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What exactly does it mean that Polygamy is illegal in Canada?

As news about Mormons convicted for polygamy in Canada make headlines worldwide, I wonder what exactly this law should even mean nowadays? This question is related to this one about the US, which ...
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Can a landlord confiscate and charge me for removal of my bbq?

I live in a shared house, with my landlord in the basement suite. I brought home a propane barbecue and the following day I noticed it was missing from the back yard. I looked around a bit and noticed ...
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Does having medical marjuana card override non-smoking?

If someone has a medical marijuana card, can they smoke in areas that don't allow smoking (for example inside restaurants or at work)? I'm curious about Vancouver, BC in particular.
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What is proper written notice under the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act?

Our landlord decided to take part in the large increases this past year, sending an email 3 days before the April 20 cutoff. Is email considered legal notice in Ontario? The tenancy act specifies "...
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Expired Punishment

If I commit a crime and many years later (> 25 years) send an email to the police claiming to have committed a crime, can they arrest me? (assumming they do not think it is just a "prank email") ...
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Incorporating after receiving kickstarter funds

I am currently in the process of launching my first Kickstarter croudfunding campaign as an individual. I don't have a lot of money left, and I don't want spend it incorporating, especially because my ...
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What is the minimum amount I can sue for breach of contract?

I am studying contract law for myself. I am worried that even if I can legally write a contract and negotiate with somebody to sign it, It will be more expensive to sue for breach of contract than ...
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Dog was attacked, owner gave false info. What to do?

So here's the situation: First of all this is all happening in Ontario My friend's dog was attacked recently by a 6 month old boxer, which despite its age, was strong. She (the attacked dog's owner) ...
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Where is “Act of Parliament” defined

What act or legal document specifically defines an "Act of Parliament" as a federal act, or primary act under the government of Canada, and not for example a provincial parliament?
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Does Canada have a less litigious culture than the United States?

I have an anecdotal question about the legal culture in Canada that is based on a personal observation of mine and may not be answerable here definitively. But here goes: Last summer my family and I ...
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Can FedEx bill the recipient of a package for a “Clearance Entry Fee”, without consent?

Some time ago, I received an unsolicited birthday gift from a relative as an international package via FedEx (USA to Canada). Then, several days later, FedEx mailed me an invoice for a "Clearance ...
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So… is prostitution in Canada legal or not?

I'm confused, is prostitution in Canada legal or not? I've been looking, but have up till now only gotten mixed messages when it comes to it's legality; just a jumble of legislative actions, court ...
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How long does employer have to pay after job is done?

I had worked 2 weeks for at an event through a temp staffing agency. The last day of work was April 2nd. A week latter I submitted my invoice. I still haven’t gotten paid. How long does an employer ...
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Sales tax on tourism services resold abroad

I am a software developer working on software that allows users to resell tourism products (tours, accommodation, car rentals etc.) The reseller can be either local, in a different state or a foreign ...
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Is sharing onlnie a video with copyrighted song in background illegal?

I am helping a friend make a Facebook page. I am one of the admins. The page is for her clothing modeling. She had me upload a video of her walking down a run way modeling, but Facebook notified me it ...
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What expenses can I claim in a small claim court?

Ontario/Canada. I want to file a small claim against my previous roommate who I met online and with whom I signed a year contract for a two bedroom apartment. After I sublet my room for the last four ...
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What legal protection can someone ask for against a bully in Canada?

What legal protection can someone ask for against a bully? bullies in workplace school college neighbor and, so on. Can a victim go to police? N.B. Bullying means making fun of, mocking on a ...
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When can a citizens arrest be made and how much force can be used?

My understanding of a citizens arrest is its when 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 arrester use?...
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Can customs taxes be considered as a breach of contract for online orders?

When buying products online with international shipping and getting hit by unexpected border control taxes (in Canada), does this constitute a breach of contract for the sale? For example, you ...
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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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When can a contract override the law?

Where I live, the law requires employers to pay overtime if more than 8 hours of work are in a shift. Some employers get around this and I'm wondering how? Their contract just states "there is no over ...
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Qualifications or exceptions to a requirement to report to a port of entry

Wikipedia's article titled Canada–United States border says this: It is illegal to cross the border outside border controls. Everyone crossing the border must be checked. There appear to be some ...
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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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Indepdendent/Contractor vs Regular Employee

I was about to ask another question but think I should start at the basics. What exactly does it mean to be working as a contractor? Many jobs require you to sign some contract (e.g. non disclosure ...
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Is it legal to work for commision only in Canada?

I am interested in the province British Columbia, in Canada. Is it legal to work a job that pays only based on commission and has no base pay? I heard not as per something in here but am unclear if it ...
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In Canada, is it legal for citizens to launch a small object into space?

Let's say a citizen is able to launch a rocket or a weather balloon into space with an electronic device (probably a GPS) and a small gnome attached on it, would it be legal? Does this require to ...
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In Ontario, is it legal to step into a seldom-used bike lane in order to ask a car driver for a ride?

Background In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are bike lanes on some streets. Late at night, on snowy days, some of these bike lanes are used pretty rarely. It's difficult to hitchhike ...
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The difference between a self-governing colony and a dominion

In 1949 Newfoundland became a part of Canada. Before 1949 it was a separate country. This Wikipedia article says in 1907 Newfoundland made the transition from the status of a "self-governing colony" ...
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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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Why is the Queen of Canada known as Elizabeth II?

The regnal numbers of the monarchy of the United Kingdom are combined from the regnal numbers of the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland. Hence, as there was a previous Queen Elizabeth in ...
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Money from relatives given initially as a gift now asking for repayment

A friend of mine has received ~$250,000 over the years from his sister. He has never asked her for money, but he has been ill and Canada does not recognize Lyme's Disease as a disability for him to ...
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In Canada, is it legal to sell downloaded and printed textbooks?

I downloaded several PDF files of text books from Library Genesis, and had them printed and bound for better reading experience. Now I've finished reading them, and plan to sell them on websites like ...
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What exactly theoretically defines Moral Turpitude, related to a Canadian crossing the US Border?

I'm wondering what the real meaning of moral turpitude is in regards to border crossing (canadian traveling to USA)... mainly interested in finding out of house arrest short sentences for assault ...
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How come Canadian Police Information Checks do not show arrests, only convictions?

I was wondering if there was a way to find out what a U.S. border official will see on your record. A police information check in Canada seems to only show your conviction, no section on it that shows ...
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How long must a landlord give notice when a tenant got a pet without permission?

I heard this story and found it interesting. A tenant got a dog. The landlord found out and gave the tenants 10 days to move out. Is this legal? From the relevant legislation it says it is possible ...
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Found Lost Flash Drive [duplicate]

Suppose I found a flash drive in a public library. Am I legally allowed to claim possession of it? Is it legal to look at the contents in order to determine the owner (which potentially contains ...
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I think I'm being unfairly punished in my workplace - do I have legal recourse?

I have suffered what I think is unreasonable, prejudiced punishment at my (industrial) job. Is there any legal recourse for me to defend against this? I'm in Manitoba, Canada. My superior is unfairly ...
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What type of lawyer would I need to help me deal with issues of academic misconduct?

What can stop a university from doing whatever they want and screwing students over in terms of accusing them of cheating, plagiarism, or a misunderstanding of professor authorization of essay re-...
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Can parents throw out belongings you have kept in their house?

I moved away for school when I was 19. At the time, I was living in my parents' house and left most of my possessions. While I was away for school, my parent's got divorced. I'm not clear on the ...
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In Canada, what is the term of copyright on works owned by a corporation?

As far as I can tell, the Copyright Act only provides for human authors. If an employee or several employees create a work in the course of their employment, do they own the copyright, so that it ...
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When is public humiliation and slander illegal?

There is a activist/vigilantly group called Creep Catchers who pretend to be underage children selling sex. Then when a pedophile agrees to meet in person, they show up with video cameras, broadcast ...
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Is a driver - under a verbal contract with their trucking company - liable for cargo damage? (Canada)

My in-laws decided to try their hand at driving semi-trucks and found some random company in Ontario willing to "hire" them. I put that in quotes because they never actually signed any kind of a ...
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Does the property manager sign the lease (and any addendums) with the tenants or must the real landlord?

When a landlord uses a property management company to take care of a rental (including things such as collecting rent and doing repairs) does the property manager sign the lease with the tenants or ...
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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 ...