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Housing where part of the rent is paid by a government agency or a non-profit organization. The part that the tenant doesn't have to pay is called a subsidy. To get a subsidy, the tenant usually must have a household income below a certain level. It is sometimes called rent-geared-to-income, or RGI, housing because the amount of rent the tenant has to pay depends on their income.

Title: subsidy
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A subsidy is a part of a tenant's rent that is paid by a government agency or a non-profit organization. To get a subsidy, the tenant usually must have a household income below a certain level. Subsidized housing is sometimes called rent-geared-to-income, or RGI, housing because the amount of rent the tenant has to pay depends on their income.

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A substitute decision-maker is a person who has the legal right to make health-care decisions for you when you're not mentally capable of making them yourself. This only happens if a doctor believes you can't understand:

  • information about your treatment, or
  • what can happen if you get or refuse treatment

You may be able to choose your substitute decision-maker.

Title: sue
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When you sue a person or an organization, you ask a civil court to award you money. This money is intended to compensate you for something that the person or organization did that was wrong.

Title: summarily
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When the Crown decides to prosecute a hybrid offence as a summary offence they are said to be prosecuting the offence summarily. 

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Summary offences are less serious than indictable offences.

The court process for a summary offence is simpler than for indictable offences. Summary offences go to the Ontario Court of Justice, where a judge decides the case on their own. There is no jury.

Most offences are actually "hybrid" offences. This means the Crown can choose whether the case should follow the simpler summary offence process or the more complex indictable offence process.

The maximum sentence for an adult for a summary conviction offence is usually 2 years in jail, or a $5,000 fine, or both. Youth sentences are different.

There is a time-limit on summary offences. Charges for a summary offence must be laid within 12 months of when the offence happened.

 

Title: summons
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A document that requires a person charged with an offence to appear in court at a certain time and place. If you do not appear in court on the date and time given in your summons, you can be charged with the criminal offence failure to appear.

Title: summons
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A summons is a legal document that requires a witness to come to a trial or a hearing on a specific date to tell their part of the story.

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The Superior Court of Justice deals with civil cases and serious criminal cases. Cases that are tried before a judge and jury are heard in the Superior Court of Justice. Judges in the Superior Court of Justice also deal with appeals from decisions made by the Ontario Court of Justice on criminal cases. All civil cases are heard in the Superior Court of Justice, except family law cases within the jurisdiction of the Ontario Court of Justice.

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Supervised access is a kind of access where someone else watches when a parent visits with their child. This might be another relative like the child's grandparent or uncle, or it might be someone from an agency like the Children's Aid Society. The purpose of supervised access is usually to make sure the child is safe.

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