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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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Workers make contributions to the Canada Pension Plan. If you work for an employer, these are deducted from your pay cheques. 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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A Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension is a monthly payment that many Canadians get when they retire.

To get a CPP retirement pension, you normally have to have:

  • worked in Canada
  • made contributions to the CPP

You may also get a CPP retirement pension if you didn’t work in Canada or contribute, but have enough contributions because of a divorce or separation. This can happen if you split your pension contributions with your former partner.

You can get a CPP retirement pension when you’re 65 years old. Or, you can start your CPP retirement pension:

  • as early as 60, and get less money each month
  • as late as 70, and get more money each month

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