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Was the recent ruling against Jordan Peterson an infringement of his free speech?

Everyone agreed that the decision of the College of Psychologists of Ontario impacted Peterson's freedom of expression. The College's decision itself said this. The question was whether the College ...
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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?

The only specific prohibition of "backing" is at s. 157 of the Highway Traffic Act: 157 (1) No driver of a vehicle shall back the vehicle upon the roadway or shoulder of any highway divided ...
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In Canada, at what point can not pressing charges fail to prevent prosecution?

canada The victim has a very limited role to play in charge approval. The charge will be brought either by the police or the Crown protector, depending on the province. This does not directly depend ...
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Can my accountant bill me for previous work he agreed to perform for free?

So the first thing would be to send an email to the accountant if that is really a road that he wants to go on, because he is going to lose your commercial business, and it is unlikely that he will ...
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What options do I have for recovering unpaid utility bills from a roommate?

Small claims court was created for such matters. There is the possibility of a fee waiver, and if you prevail, you could get some of your costs covered (though there are other hoops to jump through if ...
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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

It's YOUR fence Since your fence is entirely on your property, it is definitely your fence. There's no question of that. It's not a joint fence. It's yours. Remove the fence! Since the fence impedes ...
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What Exemptions are there to the Age Discrimination laws in Ontario?

Is the government exempt from anti discrimination legislation Broadly speaking, the government (in Canada, the executive power vested in Her Majesty the Queen) is not subject to any law unless the ...
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Can a landlord refuse to give a receipt for rent payment?

I am an Ontario-licensed lawyer. The following is a general information about the law and not specific legal advice. You are not my client and I have not given you advice related to your ...
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What can I do about a landlord who falsely claims uncleanliness after I move out?

Usually, your landlord is going to deduct this from your security deposit rather than invoice you for it. As a practical matter, your options to dispute the charges are generally going to be ...
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Where is the line between a breach of ToS, a tort, and a crime regarding use of a site?

Each case is decided on its own facts I know you want a clear answer to where the bright line between illegality and legality but there simply isn’t one. The reason you feel there is a “legal grey ...
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Right of way between U-turning and Right-turning vehicles at traffic lights

From the Ontario handbook At any intersection where you want to turn left or right, you must yield the right-of-way. If you are turning left, you must wait for approaching traffic to pass or turn ...
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Dog was attacked, owner gave false info. What to do?

If the victim is unable to prove who the culprit was, then it will be impossible to prosecute that person criminally or sue them for civil damages. Incidents like these are rarely enough to cause a ...
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Is it legal for an employer to ask for SIN number over email?

It is generally legal for a business to ask, but it is not legal for a business to insist that you provide it as a condition of providing goods and services unless a law requires that the SIN be ...
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Court order on selling property

But I don't see how it is connected, because there is no domestic violence, no child custody One does not need to be violent to violate an agreement. There was an agreement to resolve the situation ...
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Ought store compensate me $100 for paying mover to return mattress of wrong size?

You are probably entitled to the $100 (more or less) They breached the contract and you are entitled to damages (what it cost you) for dealing with their breach if they are unable or unwilling to ...
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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?

Yes The document is called an invoice and the customer has taken the clothing “on account”. Most businesses of any size outside the retail sector operate this way. Remember that you are effectively ...
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Can I refuse to tell Settlement Conference Deputy Judge my employment or daily life?

You're only required to show up for a settlement conference. You're not required to do or say anything at the conference. Nothing you say or do or fail to say or do can be used at trial, and every ...
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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

Your neighbor can restrict your access to her property, but that's about it. So long as you're able to access the 2-foot wide strip from your own land or from public land, your neighbor has no means ...
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Toronto - legal to fix car in home garage?

It could be. You would have to check the specific address here, although not all properties are covered by By-Law 569-2013. This will give you the allowed uses. Picking a random residential-looking ...
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Toronto - legal to fix car in home garage?

Check zoning law What is and is not permitted on a given parcel of land will be spelled out there. Most “industrial” uses are prohibited in residential zones but restoring a single car as a hobby may ...
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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?

I would interpret the rules, including those that address divided highways, as saying: It is unlawful to operate a vehicle in a manner that is needlessly unsafe. Going backward on areas that are in ...
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Is a witness signature necessary in a cash for keys agreement?

Very few kinds of signed written legal agreements need to be witnessed or notarized to be valid. Contracts between landlords and tenants are not among them. Documents conveying ownership of real ...
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What happens when a legally binding document is accidentally filled out wrong?

One of the principles of contract law is that the offer and acceptance are evaluated based on the objectively ascertainable intentions as judged by a reasonable person. On the facts that you have ...
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Can a landlord refuse to give a receipt for rent payment?

The advice provided here by @patrick87 is completely WRONG and full of assumptions, so is not useful. Especially in the context of rental payments, a landlord is legally obliged to give you receipts ...
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In Ontario, does it matter which municipality issues the marriage license?

Any municipality is fine In addition, they could get married in a different province and it would be a valid marriage in Ontario. They could also get married in a different country with which Canada ...
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