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In Canada, at what point can not pressing charges fail to prevent prosecution?

If one person commits a crime with another person as the victim, I can imagine certain scenarios where the crime goes unreported and therefore the perpetrator avoids prosecution. However, I can also ...
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Assault by someone if i said hit me in my argument does that mean no crime

If you said come on hit me in an arguement and opponent hits you is it still a assault or consensual fight how can we determined the consent
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Why does COM (College of Optometrists of Ontario) disclose Defence to Complainants, and let Complainants respond — unlike CPSO?

When I complained to the College of Optometrists (COM) about an optometrist, the COM emailed me Optometrist's Defence, and gave me the opportunity to respond. But when I complained to the College of ...
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Was the recent ruling against Jordan Peterson an infringement of his free speech?

From what I've gathered, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson was taken to court by the College of Psychologists of Ontario on complaints of professional misconduct. This was based on him making public statements (...
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What law(s) require(s) Landlords to clean, or service, appliances that are working sub-standardly? How frequently?

8 years ago, Tenant commenced tenancy at a brand new condo, with brand new appliances. Tenant is responsible to clean surfaces, and the outside of appliances (like air vents), which Tenant can reach. ...
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Is Landlord responsible for replacing broken fridge (Door) Handle? [closed]

8 years ago, Tenant started tenancy in a residence, with a brand new fridge and door handle. But this morning, Tenant discovered the handle on the ground, broken off by itself. See picture below. ...
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Besides s. 134 — where does the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 outlaw requiring tenants to pay for repairs that are the landlord's responsibility?

Section 15 of Standard Form of Lease forbids void and unenforceable terms, like those that • require the tenant to pay for all or part of the repairs that are the responsibility of the landlord But ...
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I have mechanic licence from Turkey.Is there any way to easly get or change mechanic technician licenses in Alberta or Ontario [closed]

I am auto mechanic. I came to Canada 5 years ago I wanna do my job here but almost all places saying you need 4 years and every year 1500 hours and 8 weeks school than you can get license. Is there ...
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Do “out-of-pocket expenses” typically include someone’s time?

The Residential Tenancies Act (2006) of Ontario states the following: A landlord may charge a tenant only for the landlord’s reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in giving consent to an ...
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Is it legal to drive in reverse on a non-divided road that has a speed limit of more than 80 km/h?

In "The Official Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Driver’s Handbook", they said It is illegal to drive in reverse on a divided road that has a speed limit of more than 80 km/h. Is it legal ...
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Toronto - legal to fix car in home garage?

Is it legal for someone to fix up old cars in their home garage in Toronto (north York specifically)? Including painting the car, engine etc, essentially trying to bring a dead car back to life.
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Can a School Give a Student's Property to Another Student?

I live in Ontario, Canada, and I'm still confused about something that happened to me in kindergarten. It was my birthday, and I was given a gift by the office and told to put it in my bag. (So, I ...
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Is assignment of rental unit occupancy for profit legal and practical in Ontario?

This is in regard to a apartment rental agreement in Ontario, Canada. Because of the recent higher inflation rate, it is likely that if I end my tenancy, the property owner will be able to charge ...
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What proves that sections 9(1) and 9(2) of Consumer Protection Act, 2002 impose strict liability on sellers?

On its blog, on December 11 2018, Gluckstein Lawyers allegated that In Ontario, there are two main pieces of legislation: the Sale of Goods Act (the "SGA") and the Consumer Protection Act (...
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Ontario Labour laws pertaining to late breaks

Ontario Labour laws state: An employee must not work for more than five hours in a row without getting a 30-minute eating period (meal break) free from work. However, if the employer and employee ...
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Ontario Speeding: Does filing an appeal for a conviction by HTA Reg 340/94 (30km/h over) automatically grant an immediate stay of license suspension?

My sister, really unfortunately got her first speeding ticket. 30km/h over as a G2 Driver and we had no idea how severe of a matter this was. She lost the ticket and decided she was going to pay it ...
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New closet doors outgas, reasonable for landlord to change them a 2nd time?

I rent an apartment in a high-rise that was probably built in the 1980's. In past years, the sliding closet doors gave off a stronger and stronger musty smell that permeated all the linens and ...
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What causes of action would legitimate suing an all girls private school in Toronto for $5.5M, and $38M?

On Dec 1 2019, lawyer Andrew Rogerson sued Havergal College for $5.5M. Angela Salvatore was a partner at his law firm, and was representing Rogerson and Rogerson's daughter who attended Havergal. On ...
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How can laymen get pro bono assistance from Downtown Toronto Litigation Firms?

To narrow this question, I focus on Toronto Canada. I am NOT referring to Pro Bono Ontario, because "legal advisors on the hotline provide brief services. They do not create an ongoing ...
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Is it legal to assume drivers will stop at amber light when it is safe to do so in Ontario?

A vehicle is positioned in a controlled intersection waiting to turn left from a two-way road. The light turns amber, and the driver waits for traffic to legally pass through the intersection. ...
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Do I need my own lawyer for lot line adjustment?

I have a cottage, and behind the cottage is a single parcel of ~80 acres that the neighbour owns. I made him an offer and he agreed to sell me 1.5 acres which would be added onto my existing lot due ...
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What Exemptions are there to the Age Discrimination laws in Ontario?

Ontario seems to have a pretty general/all encompassing law that is explained as protecting anyone from discrimination based on age with regard to employment or housing. Ontario Humans Rights ...
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What rights do landlords in Ontario have regarding prompt delivery of Preliminary Notice for Annual General Meeting

I live in Toronto, Ontario. Our condo's AGM is to be held on February 10, 2022 this year, and the deadline for nominating directors and submitting questions is Jan 10, 2022. However, although the ...
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Is the date that you give notice the same as the date you are resigning from a job?

I am looking to give as much notice as possible to my current job that I have taken a role at a new company. However, my current contract states: If you resign from your position or you are terminated ...
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Cut off from a easement right of way through severance? 1.0.3 Division of Dominant

I've made a little video of my question since I think its best drawn out to understand my question fully. I will try to explain it quickly via words but best to review my video. There was a parcel of ...
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My fence is almost 2 feet inside my property line. Can my neighbour restrict me from accessing that 2 feet in Ontario Canada

The fence was here when I bought. My neighbour bought just after me. We haven’t been here a year yet. She just had her property surveyed and the fence is inside my property line. My property actually ...
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Where is the line between a breach of ToS, a tort, and a crime regarding use of a site?

It does not seem to be clear what the difference is, because of the language of the CFAA. Which of these can be categorized in each of the categories above (in increasing order of severity)? Using a ...
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A car rental company automatically pleads guilty, and pays a fine without letting me defend myself. Am I liable?

I live in Toronto, Canada. I use Enterprise CarShare. All dates are in 2021. My case can be distinguished from Can a rental car company require you to forfeit your right to fight a fine? was asked ...
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In Toronto, can a security guard withdraw the yellow parking violation notice he issued?

A security guard, not a police or Parking Enforcement officer, issued a yellow parking violation notice in Toronto. Does he have the discretion to withdraw or retract it? He alleged that he can't — ...
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What are the Defences to a yellow parking violence notice in Toronto?

Three days ago, I got a yellow parking violation notice. I don't want to divulge my case's fact pattern to protect privacy. Suffice it to say that I was with my elderly mom in the car, who has many ...
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Can a civil action started under Ontario's Simplified Procedure be moved to Small Claims Court?

Under Ontario law, is it possible for a plaintiff bringing a wrongful dismissal civil action to change venues some time after pleadings have been filed, but before the action has been set down for ...
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Does this devotion clause mean I cannot work on personal commercial projects (or a registered business)?

As an engineer, I would like to make sure that I can work on side projects, and have the right to commercialize it; that is publishing on the app store as a paid app, or hosting on the web with a ...
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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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When does "forced flex time" become "unpaid overtime"?

Jurisdiction: Ontario, Canada. Facts: Salaried employee. Employer has made it very clear that working hours are strictly 9:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 5:00. No flex. Clients often request services outside of ...
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Street signs and bylaws -- what matters more?

The question is specifically about a situation in Canada (province Ontario, city of Toronto), but other common law country view would be useful. Suppose there is a municipal bylaw that prohibits ...
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New landlord in need of guidance about tenant cleaning up property and also installing a fence for privacy In Ontario Canada

New landlord in need of guidance please. I am a new landlord who owns a duplex and is wanting to get the tenants to clean up all junk off the property outside first of all then I would like to build a ...
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I sued a corporation that declared bankruptcy, but it got acquired. Can I claim from acquiring corporation?

I hope you're safe and good in pandemic. In Dec. 2019, I filed claim online with Ontario Small Claims Court against Barrymore Furniture Co. Ltd. for $7000. Just ask if you want me to summarize ...
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Did lawyer breach LSO Rules of Professional Conduct, by falsely accusing me of attempt to evade her obligation to exhaust her administrative remedies?

I am self-representing in Ontario Small Claims Court. Defendant is car dealership. Defendant's lawyer wrote this in Defence. CLAIMANT FAILED TO EXHAUST ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES The Claimant ...
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Did lawyer breach Law Society of Ontario Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2-2, by requesting dismiss because I picked another close jurisdiction?

I self-represent in Ontario Small Claims Court. When I filed Form 7A (Plaintiff's Claim) online, I relied Superior Court of Justice map. Screenshot got no "Richmond Hill". Thus I picked ...
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Can I refuse to tell Ontario Trial Judge my employment or daily life?

I'm Plaintiff in Small Claims Court case in Ontario Canada. Defendant filed Defence. If we don't settle after Settlement Conference, then we Trial. I read Charter Basics | Your Right to Silence ...
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Can I refuse to tell Settlement Conference Deputy Judge my employment or daily life? [duplicate]

I'm Plaintiff in Small Claims Court case in Ontario Canada. Defendant filed Defence. So Settlement Conference coming up! I read Charter Basics | Your Right to Silence What is the Right to Silence? ...
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Can accessory buildings under 108 square feet have a basement in Ontario?

I'm looking to build a small bunkie in the forest behind my cottage. I've been reading the bylaws, and it looks like I can come up with a pretty usable space by including a loft with a less than 6 ...
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I gave my landlord my a N9 form to end a 1 year lease due to allergies and she is refusing to accept it. Is that illegal do I have recourse with LTB?

I have a one year lease, I've only lived in the unit for 2 months. My landlord has lied to me multiple times by making verbal agreements then going back on them. Her lies included other tenants and ...
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Employer Terminated employee during covid-19 crises [closed]

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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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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charged with assault, charter right sec 10(b) violated [closed]

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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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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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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Son opted out of uni insurance in 2016, but wasn't refunded. Student union and insurers are blaming each other. Who's liable?

Daughter graduated at a univ. in ON Canada in 2017. Each year that she attended, she opted out of the student union (SU henceforward)'s health insurance as mine covered her. SU confirmed each year ...
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Can my landlord force me to sign an agreement whereby I'd have to pay their legal fees?

Canada, Ontario: My landlord included this item in the additional terms for a lease they want me to sign: Tenants agree to pay all reasonable costs, Lawyer’s fees and expenses made or ...
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