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A conviction is a type of criminal sentence that includes a permanent criminal record.

If a judge or jury finds you guilty of a crime, the judge decides your sentence. The judge can either convict you or discharge you.

But if you're a young person under age 18, the judge is not allowed to convict you. They can only give you a youth sentence.

If the judge convicts you, the judge will give you a punishment like a fine, probation, or jail time. You'll also have a permanent criminal record.

If the judge gives you an absolute discharge, you'll have no punishment and no criminal record. You are free to go.

If the judge gives you a conditional discharge, you'll have no punishment but you'll have to follow certain rules until the conditional discharge is finished. The conditional discharge can last for up to 3 years. You will have a temporary criminal record until the conditional discharge is finished.

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A cooling off period is the amount of time you have to change your mind to cancel a contract without giving a reason and without penalty. Not all contracts have cooling-off periods, or the same cooling off period. 

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A correctional officer is someone who is responsible for the safety, security, and supervision of people serving sentences of 2 years or more in federal prison.

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Cost consequences are when one party has to pay some or all of the legal costs of the other party. Legal costs usually include lawyer's fees. It might also include other costs paid, such as the fee paid to have a pension valued.

The court decides when to make a court order for cost consequences. For example, it might order you to pay some of your partner's costs if it made the court order that your partner asked for.

Title: court clerk
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The court clerk is a person at the courthouse responsible for things like issuing documents, maintaining court files, and setting court dates.

Title: court docket
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A daily list of all the cases that will be addressed in the courtroom on that day. It is usally posted on the courtroom door.

Title: court order
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A court order is a decision made by a judge that requires a party to do something or not do something. A court order can be a temporary order or a final order.

Title: court order
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A court order is a decision made by a judge or justice of the peace. It may require you to do or not do something for a period of time. If you do not follow the court order, there could be legal consequences, including being charged with a criminal offence.

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Workers make contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). If you work for an employer, these are deducted from your pay cheque. Employers also make contributions to the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of their employees.

The amount of your retirement pension or disability benefit is based on a few things, including:

  • the amount you contributed to your plan,
  • how long you contributed for, and
  • the age you retire at.
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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits are for people who:

  • have a severe and prolonged disability that prevents them from working regularly or earning more than a limited amount of money
  • are under 65 years old
  • contributed enough to CPP

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