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Title: weekly
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A weekly tenancy is a rental agreement that does not have a fixed term and where the tenant pays rent each week. It automatically renews every week unless the landlord or the tenant takes legal steps to end it.

Title: withdrawn
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A charge is withdrawn when the Crown decides that the case either can’t be proven or there are some public interest reasons why the case should not proceed. Once a case is withdrawn, it is very hard to bring it back to court, though it can happen in exceptional cases.

If your charges are withdrawn:

  • you will have no more court appearances for the charges
  • you will not be found guilty of the charges
  • you are free to go unconditionally
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When the Crown decides to stop prosecuting a person, the charges against that person are either withdrawn or stayed.

If your charges are withdrawn:

  • You will have no more court appearances for the charges.
  • You will not be found guilty of the charges.
  • You are free to go unconditionally.
Title: witness
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A witness is someone who gives information in court to help a judge decide a case. For example, a witness might be a friend or family member who can tell the judge what they know about things like your relationship with your child.

A witness usually gives this information by testifying in court. All parties in a case get the chance to ask a witness questions through direct examination, cross-examination, and re-examination. The judge may also ask the witness questions.

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Workers’ compensation benefits are payments for injuries or diseases that are related to the work you were doing. Workers’ compensation is paid by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

 

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