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Reporting conditions can be terms of a court order. If your court order includes reporting conditions, you have to report regularly to a specific person, such as a probation officer or a police officer. 

Title: reprisal
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When your employer punishes you for trying to use your legal rights, this is called a reprisal. It's against the law for an employer to do this. An employer might punish you by:

  • suspending you, 
  • changing your work, 
  • changing your shifts or reducing your hours, or 
  • giving you a warning or threatening you.
Title: rescinded
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This means cancelled or revoked.

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Permanent residents can lose their status if they don't meet the residency obligation. This means that they can't spend too much time outside Canada. The general rule is that over a period of 5 years, they must be in Canada for at least 2 years. That's the same as 730 days. The 730 days do not have to be one after the other. And part of a day counts as a full day.

In some situations, they can include time spent outside Canada. For example, they may be able to include time spent travelling with a spouse or partner who's a Canadian citizen.

Title: residue
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Residue is what's left of your estate after taxes, debts, specific bequests and legaciesare paid.

 

Title: resolution
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A resolution is a way of handling a case without going to trial. For example, if you qualify for resolution:

  • You may be offered diversion
  • Your charges may be stayed or withdrawn.
  • You may be required to make a charitable donation or do community service work.
  • You may decide to plead guilty.
Title: RESP
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A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special account you can use to save money for your child’s university, college, or trade school education.

You might get some tax benefits by saving money in this type of account. There are also rules you must follow to put money in the account. 

Title: respondent
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The respondent is the party responding to the family law court case started against them. The party who starts the court case is called the applicant.

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The responding party is the person responding to a motion. The moving party is the person asking the court to make an order after a motion.

Title: restitution
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Restitution means you pay money for the financial loss or property damage you caused when you committed a crime.

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