This answer is taken from Small Claims Court, produced by Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. It depends on the amount of money you're suing for. You can use the Small Claims Court to sue for a maximum of $25,000, not including interest and... More
Yes, there are no crimes so serious that Gladue does not apply. Gladue applies to all crimes in the Criminal Code of Canada. If you are an Aboriginal person, a judge must take your background into account when setting bail or deciding what sentence... More
In Ontario, people who have low incomes can get free help with some types of legal problems through: Community legal clinics Legal Aid Ontario Duty counsel at courts and tribunals Pro Bono Ontario Self-Help Centres Family Law Information Centres... More
This answer is taken from A Guide to Voting in Ontario's Provincial Election, produced by Settlement.org. Before the election, you can call or visit your returning officer. They make sure that the voters list is correct and that all the voting is... More
Your lawyer must keep what you say private. They can't share what you say with anyone unless you say it's okay. Not even the court, the police, or your parents can make your lawyer tell them what you and your lawyer talk about. This rule exists so... More
An open youth record When your youth record is open, certain people, including you, can see the information that's in your record. Some of the other people who can see the information are your lawyer, your parents, judges, the police, Crown... More
Applying for refugee status in Canada is complicated. This website has only basic information about the refugee hearing process. It is important to try to get legal help. Refugee lawyers know the laws that apply to your case and the rules that must... More
Try to get documents that can help prove your case. Talk to your lawyer about what kind of documents you can get and make every effort to get those documents right away. Make a note of every phone call, email, fax, letter, or any attempt you make to... More
Make sure you bring all your original documents with you. Also bring any envelopes in which documents were sent to you. If you have evidence that you did not file before the deadline, bring it to the hearing. You will have to explain why you could... More
CLEO has produced a resource called "Your Refugee Hearing" where you can find a virtual hearing room. In this resource, you can see a drawing of what a typical refugee hearing room looks like, who is likely to be there and each person’s role during... More
If you do not go to your refugee protection hearing, the Board will hold a special hearing. You can find the date of your special hearing on the Notice to Appear for a Hearing that you were given at your eligibility interview. The date will be no... More