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#immigration-law
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Is it recommended to include my spouse in my Express Entry application?

Do I need to include my spouse in my Express Entry application as an accompanying person, even if she’s been in Canada on a Work Permit already for 1 month?


#immigration-law
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#employment-law
Added: 11 days ago

Can my manager be responsible for a health hazard in the workplace?

I was injured at work this week (crushed foot). My manager forced me to take my shoe & sock off and took pictures. The ER Doctor later told me that it was not a good idea, because it allowed further swelling & could have… (Read more)


##self-representation#ontario
Added: 12 days ago

Can a lawyer that gave me a free consultation represent an opposing party afterwards?

If I receive a 30-minute free consultation to discuss my case, can that same lawyer represent an opposing party, if we don't sign a retainer?


#intellectual-property-law
Added: 14 days ago

Can an existing patent be challenged in Canada?

Can the validity of existing patent protection granted to somebody else be challenged after the fact?


#intellectual-property-law
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How fast should a patent be filed?

How soon should the inventor of a patentable technology file an application, especially in cases when new invention becomes known to the general public?


#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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What are the benefits of having a patent in Canada?

What rights does the patent owner gain regarding the invention that's been patented?


#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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What can be protected using a patent application?

What are some of the examples of what's considered an "invention" and thus could be patentable in Canada?


#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#employment-law
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#family-law
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#family-law#ontario
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#immigration-law
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#immigration-law
Added: 15 days ago

How can I get a job in Canada and immigrate as a worker?

I live in Nigeria. How do I apply for jobs in Canada? And also, what are the chances that I can actually get a job over there? I’m open to work remotely, as well as to move there


#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#self-representation
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#self-representation
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#self-representation
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#criminal-law
Added: 22 days ago

How can I stop someone from sharing misleading information regarding another person's actions?

My son was sitting in the park texting on the phone and the lady said he was taking pictures of the kids. His car was behind the park and he jumped fence not hearing the lady. As a result, she posted on Facebook about a… (Read more)


#criminal-law
Added: 22 days ago

What system is used by Police officers to share records regarding dangerous children?

I was just wondering if police services can put information about a child under twelve committing violent crimes in the CPIC database if they are considered a danger to the public. If not, how do police services warn oth… (Read more)


#criminal-law
Added: 22 days ago

How are criminal sentences calculated and imposed by the court in Canada?

My boyfriend is being charged with 2 assaults on peace officers and mischief under 5000 and I am wondering what his combined sentence might be?


#corporate-law#alberta
Added: 22 days ago

Can a company be sued after it has been closed?

A Philipino-Canadian businessman who owns a company in Calgary and had been living in the Philippines since 2016 offered my brother and 2 other guys landed immigrant visa (with his company as petitioner) back in May 2017… (Read more)


#corporate-law
Added: 22 days ago

Can a business advertise a charitable donation in its marketing campaign?

Is it legal to give away some percentage of one's business profit (a sole proprietorship's profit in this case) to the community directly e.g. food bank, as a form of corporate social responsibility; and to also include… (Read more)


#wills-and-trusts#british-columbia
Added: 22 days ago

Can a holographic Will be contested?

How could someone go about contesting a holographic will that was made 6 years ago from another province? The will itself wasn't signed or dated, it went through probate 3 times now. What can be done?


#criminal-law
Added: 22 days ago

Am I legally obligated to cooperate with the police?

A friend drove an acquaintance of hers to a shop and unbeknownst to her that person shoplifted a bunch of items. A security camera picked up her car and police came to her home to ask her to tell them who the person was… (Read more)


#education-law
Added: 22 days ago

Can I be sued for damages, without having any significant assets?

I wrote a comment on a professor's Facebook page and google page for her workplace calling her a racist. She has hired a lawyer and is suing me if I don't sign a paper saying I'm sorry and I won't do it again. I am not s… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: 22 days ago

Do I need to engage a lawyer to help me with my divorce and separation of assets?

My husband left me 3 weeks ago. We have been together for 26 years, and 20 years in marriage. We have a house. Do I need a lawyer to help me go through the divorce and separation of assets? Also, do I need to worry about… (Read more)


#tax-law
Added: 22 days ago

What should I do if I received a "Referral for Judgement" letter from CRA?

I received a "Referral for Judgement" letter from CRA. It states that I must pay $13,212.42 to ESDC Remittances. The loan was from the mid-2000s and was written off years ago. It is not on any of my credit histories, and… (Read more)


#criminal-law
Added: 22 days ago

Should I report to the police about a person contacting me, while under a no-contact order?

My ex was charged with assault against me, and was released on condition of him signing a no-contact order. He has past assault charges. He breached the no-contact order, and texted me from his phone and called me from a… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: 22 days ago

Can my spouse lock me out of the house if my name is on the mortgage and the deed?

My boyfriend is threatening to change the locks on our home while I am gone to work. We just purchased our house 2 months ago and my name is on the mortgage and deed. What are my rights and what can I do if he does chang… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: 22 days ago

What is the process for claiming assets (house) when separating from a common-law partner?

I have been living with someone for 7 years so that assumes we are considered common law. I want to end the relationship. We bought a house together. I put $8,000 for downpayment and he put $3,000. I would like to keep t… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: 22 days ago

Can I adopt my younger sibling?

I'm 21 and have practically raised my sibling(soon to be 15) for the last few years. My mother goes through cycles of being neglectful and emotionally abusive and I am afraid to move out and leave them alone. My mom's si… (Read more)


#real-estate-law#ontario
Added: 22 days ago

Can a mortgage financing company take away my home if I don't pay the loan in full?

A few years back I co-signed a second mortgage for my son. Unfortunately, he lost the house. I have been paying on this second mortgage for about 4 years. The amount is 40,000. The payments are up to date. It is through… (Read more)


#self-representation
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#self-representation
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#self-representation
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#immigration-law
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#immigration-law
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#real-estate-law#ontario
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#self-representation
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#real-estate-law
Added: a month ago

Can a Real Estate company be liable for physical damage incurred on-premises?

I broke my foot leaving through an emergency exit in my apartment building. The elevation between the door and the ground was 9 inches. As a result, I cannot work or drive now. Can I claim damages?


#criminal-law
Added: a month ago

If somebody deposited funds in my bank account without my permission, am I legally obligated to return it?

After meeting a person on a dating app, they put some money into my bank account without my permission. Now this person is threatening legal action, if I don't return the money


#employment-law
Added: a month ago

Can an employer withhold pay if an employee refuses to sign a release form pertaining to personal medical records?

I've been out of work due to personal issues. I have gotten doctor's notes that states I'm unable to return to work. I just received a letter from the head of Human Resources stating that they want me to sign a release s… (Read more)


#wills-and-trusts
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Can a signed Will with only one witness be valid?

My mother drafted a Will in Feb 2002 and signed it. She got permission from her proposed Estate Trustee in Sept 2002. Mom resigned her Will in the Witness Signature spot, dated it Sept 2002, and had the Estate Trustee'… (Read more)


#employment-law
Added: a month ago

Is employer liable for personal belongings being stolen from the workplace?

I had my personal belongings stolen from work, from an area that was supposed to be secured. Later we found out that the lock was broken. Is my employer liable in this situation?


#tax-law
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#tax-law
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#intellectual-property-law
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#immigration-law
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#immigration-law
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#tax-law
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#family-law
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How can I report domestic abuse that my girlfriend's family puts her through?

My girlfriend is 21, and I don't know if some of the stuff her family puts her through is illegal. For example, her mother wouldn't let her cook food to eat. Sometimes they wouldn't feed her for several days. Her mother… (Read more)


#municipal-law
Added: a month ago

Is it illegal to refuse tap water in the restaurant?

There is a restaurant near me that doesn't serve free tap water, refuses to fill water bottles, and doesn't allow a person to drink from their water bottle even if it were emptied, then filled in the washroom at the rest… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: a month ago

How can I legally amend the shared custody arrangement?

I currently have a shared custody arrangement, where we share the responsibility equally between us, while I retain the primary residence. I am wondering under what grounds can I apply to get this order amended?


#employment-law
Added: a month ago

Can I pursue legal action against the company that refuses to pay for my work?

I worked at a wedding event a month ago, and still haven't been paid. I had responded to a casting invitation on Facebook, where all the negotiations took place. Am I able to pursue legal action?


#criminal-law
Added: a month ago

What are the repercussions of possessing child pornography?

What are the repercussions to a child who have been caught possessing online child porn twice at the age of 16 and 18 years? The child was registered as a sex offender the first time, as a warning (which does not show up… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: a month ago

What could be done if one spouse insists on separation, and another half refuses to leave?

My husband suffers from multiple addictions and bipolar depression and has been struggling for many years. Things continue to worsen and I have requested that he leaves the family home and we separate bearing, given the… (Read more)


Added: a month ago

Is it worth involving a lawyer with a refund dispute regarding software a purchase?

I bought a Wordpress theme for $62 USD from a vendor, and wanted a refund because the theme does not support Shopify backend. The company refused, based on their guidelines. Is there a way to get a refund, or I should ju… (Read more)


#family-law
Added: a month ago

What can I do if our son is afraid of coming home because of the abusive dad?

My son is scared to death to go home as he is afraid of his dad's being abusive to him. I am not sure what to do. Please help


#family-law
Added: a month ago

What are my rights in shared custody, if the other parent is kicking the child out?

My ex-husband and I have shared custody of our 2 daughters. Our 16 yr old is having issues with her dad and has confided in me that he bullies her and has now hit her across the ear. Our houses are on the same street, a… (Read more)


#mergers-and-acquisitions#alberta
Added: a month ago

What are some of the important legal questions that need to be consider for a mergers and acquisition between not-for-profits?

Due to the current economic environment, many not-for-profits are looking to cut cost and consolidating services and programs. If two not-for-profits are looking to merge (or one NFP "acquires the other NFP), what are so… (Read more)


#immigration-law
Added: a month ago

What are my chances of getting an ITA to apply for PR in Canada?

What are the chances of getting an invitation to apply for a Permanent Residency of Canada, If a candidate’s age is 27, and he has a postgraduate MA, 5 years of work experience, and an average IELTS score of 7.0?


#immigration-law
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#immigration-law
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Am I eligible to apply for either a Work Permit or a Permanent Residency card, when accommodating my husband who is on the Work Permit?

I’m on the visitor’s visa, residing in Toronto, Canada, accompanying my husband who is on the Work Permit. I would like to work as well. Do I qualify for either a Work Permit or a Permanent Residency at this time?


#immigration-law
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#employment-law
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Can a person sue the company for letting him/her go without adequate termination notice and without severance payment?

After working at the company for 16 years, the employee received a letter of termination. It was clearly written for the purpose of another employee, which had blacked out sections, and poorly underlined sections regardi… (Read more)


Added: a month ago

Can the equipment be confiscated without the court order due to missed lease payments?

Our logging company has missed 2 payments on a couple of leased trailers. Can the owner confiscate them from our property? If we send them money, even if it's not the whole amount of arrears and they cash the cheque, wha… (Read more)


Added: a month ago

Can a private seller of a car request for it to be towed back, due to one missed payment installment?

I bought a car from a private seller. Now this person wants to tow it back to their house. Can they do it, especially considering that the car posting was misleading and didn't mention that the car in question required e… (Read more)


#criminal-law
Added: a month ago

An acquaintance violated my privacy by spying on me. Is this activity deemed illegal in Quebec?

I found out recently that an acquaintance of mine had installed a hidden spy app on my phone and so listened to my calls, tracked my location, read WhatsApp messages and browser history, and also turned on my phone micro… (Read more)


#criminal-law
Added: a month ago

Can a threatening text message be recognized as such, by the law?

If someone texts me "If I see you around, I will have you taken care of", will it be considered a threat?


#criminal-law
Added: a month ago

Can comments made on Facebook result in criminal liability?

I’ve been depressed, angry, and dealing with grief in the past few months. The anger I had against my husband I displaced on his daughter. I posted some Facebook comments about her using a fake identity. Remorse set in a… (Read more)


#health-law
Added: a month ago

Are there any legal restrictions pertaining to importing specialty medical equipment?

I am attempting to buy a piece of medical equipment (Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope - used by eye doctors to look into the back of the eye) online from eBay, from a seller in India. I have come to suspect that there m… (Read more)


#criminal-law#british-columbia
Added: a month ago

How can I get access to police records, related to suicide?

My cousin just passed away and her death has been deemed a suicide, however I don't believe she would do it to herself, as she has two young children. I know that her life with a boyfriend was very abusive both physicall… (Read more)


#corporate-law#ontario
Added: a month ago

Can I apply for the pension monies of my late ex-husband, for the years we were married?

My ex-husband worked for a car manufacturer company all his working life. He passed away recently, and I was told I would be able to apply for pension monies for the years we were married, no matter what the divorce docu… (Read more)


#education-law#ontario
Added: a month ago

What can I do if my medical accommodation request was denied by the school?

I'd like legal advice with an issue I'm experiencing at a school in Ontario. I have a health issue that I dealt with since a young age but I worked very hard to manage and it stabilized. I'm recommended by the doctor to… (Read more)


#international-law#alberta
Added: a month ago

How can I legally pursue a Canadian company that has disappeared with my money?

I've paid $2,650 USD to a Canadian manpower company. Since then, they have disappeared with my money, and I have no way to get it back. Please help me find a way to pursue a Canadian company, while residing in India


#bankruptcy-and-insolvency#british-columbia
Added: a month ago

Can the collections' record be removed from my credit history?

Back in 2013, I had a penalty due to a traffic violation, while temporarily residing in Italy. Since then, we changed residence two times, and were never made aware of any traffic violation incident. Since then, penalty… (Read more)


#criminal-law
Added: a month ago

How severe is the punishment for illegally crossing the US border?

After my refusal at the U.S. border, I decided to illegally enter the US for the vacation I planned. I wasn't too worried, knowing that the American police doesn't share their files with their border control. 2 days ago… (Read more)


#startup-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

What document can my business use, when negotiating with VCs or Angels, to define the number of votes and shares being sold, while raising the round of funding?

We are looking for VC/Angels that are willing to work with us on our terms, and we would like to know what is involved in the agreement when negotiating the terms of the deal. I'm unwilling to give up any ownership in th… (Read more)


#intellectual-property-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

How does applying for SR&D grant affect the defensibility of our technology?

We are developing our technology in Canada. Our plan is to market and sell our product in the European Union (EU), and to Canadian companies doing business in the EU. I'm unclear on the impact SR&D would have, on the def… (Read more)


#securities-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

What is the Howey Test, and does my company need to worry about it, if we're planning on doing an ICO in Ontario, Canada?

As part of our financing strategy, we are looking at the possibility of an ITO/ICO. One of the pre-requisites, at least in the U.S., is to be able to pass a certain 'Howey Test'. I'm unclear about what that means, but si… (Read more)


#family-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

Where should the process of separation take place?

I am going into the Separation Agreement and probably a divorce with my husband. We jointly own a house and a mortgage in Ontario. He's been living in Colombia for 10 years, and I've been living in Canada. I have no id… (Read more)


#startup-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

Where can I find an affordable resource to help me draft a shareholder agreement?

I'm looking to create a shareholder agreement with my business partner and a letter stating our responsibilities and expectations as business partners. I have 80% shares, she has 20% shares. I put in all the money for th… (Read more)


#education-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

Does a disclaimer either 'void' or 'trump' "due care?"

In my example, CPA Ontario, a self-regulated body with an educational program recently re-assessed my work experience, after it was previously approved two years ago. The organization said it reserves the right to re-ass… (Read more)


#intellectual-property-law
Added: 2 months ago

Can naming our eSports organization similar to a retail store result in copyright issues?

I am apart of an eSports organization called "5 Below". There is also an American store called "Five Below". We were wondering if this would be an issue in regards to the copyright?


#intellectual-property-law#british-columbia
Added: 2 months ago

How can I change the copyright owner of my book, without filing a court order?

I have co-authored a book and used a pseudo name for the book. I realized that my real information should have been given so I went online to make the changes. Instead and without knowing it, I created a second copyright… (Read more)


#family-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

Should I give my wife half of my pension, if we are both retired?

My wife and I have been married for 45+ years, we are both retired and my wife insists that I have to give her half of my pension each month. I tell her that we are married and therefore I do not have to give her half my… (Read more)


#corporate-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

How can I separate my personal assets from my real estate company where I'm a director, in case of any legal liability?

If I am the director of an incorporated company that owns a building and the company is also the landlord can any legal cases be brought against me personally from the landlord and tenant board and also normal courts? If… (Read more)


#employment-law#quebec
Added: 2 months ago

Do I have to repay draw against commission amount if I leave the company, or get fired?

Because of draw against the commission, I owe $4,000 to the company I work for. My working condition is horrible, and I don't see it improving. My boss told me that my job is on the line. If I get a new job and leave, wi… (Read more)


#real-estate-law#alberta
Added: 2 months ago

How can I extend an allowed period to vacate condo property from 15 days to 60 days, in order to find a proper new residency?

I rent a condo. When I moved in, my landlord did not inform me that I would also be dealing with a "Board of Directors". The building I am in allows pets, or they did until 2013. We acquired a cat before 2013, however we… (Read more)


#entertainment-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

Am I entitled to a refund, after being expelled from a Golf Course for violating the Code of Conduct?

My wife and I have been the members at a private golf course in Ontario for 9 years. Earlier this summer I had an altercation with another member in the Club House after a game of golf. I was suspended for a week and lat… (Read more)


#wills-and-trusts#nova-scotia
Added: 2 months ago

How much time does the executor of a will have to sell a property specified in a will?

My parents have both passed away, my father just five months ago. His Will specifies that their house be sold and the money be divided evenly between the 5 children. One of the siblings wants to purchase the house. Is th… (Read more)


#family-law#alberta
Added: 2 months ago

Can I get back custody over my child after exercising abandonment?

Before visiting a lawyer, I would like to know if it's possible for me to get my 15-year-old son's custody back. At this moment, Child and Family Services Alberta is my son's legal guardian because he has anger issues an… (Read more)


#family-law#ontario
Added: 2 months ago

What can I do if I can't afford a lawyer for divorce settlement and child custody issues?

I have a settlement conference with my ex-wife and am unable to afford a lawyer financially as I am currently between jobs. At this time I am starting the bankruptcy process and am not eligible for legal aid. The lawyer… (Read more)


#municipal-law#new-brunswick
Added: 2 months ago

Can a city council pass a bylaw without the approval of the provincial government?

St. Andrews council believes they cannot pass a bylaw without the approval of the Provincial Government in Fredericton. Is that true?


#real-estate-law#ontario
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#real-estate-law#british-columbia
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