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Title: garnishee
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A garnishee owes the debtor money, but is ordered by the court to pay it to that person’s creditor instead. For example, when wages are garnished, the garnishee is the employer that has to pay part of a person's wages to the court. Another example of a garnishee is the bank that has an account belonging to the debtor.

Title: garnishment
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Garnishment is one option for getting money from someone if they didn't obey a court order to pay you. To do this, you have to fill out forms and follow the rules of the court that apply to this process.

You might be able to get money from:

  • someone's bank account
  • payments they get, like rent cheques from a tenant
  • their wages if they're employed

There are some things that usually can’t be garnished, like:

  • employment insurance
  • social assistance
  • pensions (unless the creditor is a government agency)
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Gender expression is how you publicly express and present your gender. This can include behaviour and outward appearance such as dress, hair, make-up, body language, and voice. Your chosen name and pronouns like she, he, or they are also common ways of expressing your gender. Some people take hormones and may have surgery to change their body so it matches their gender identity.

Gender expression is not related to your sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is about who you’re attracted to.

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Gender identity is your internal and individual experience of yourself that can include being a woman, a man, both, neither, or something else on the gender spectrum. Your gender identity might be the same as the one you were assigned at birth or it might be different.

Gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is about who you’re attracted to.

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When you’re charged with multiple crimes in different incidents, you can ask the Crown for a global resolution. This means the Crown agrees to deal with all the crimes together and to have all the charges resolved at once.

If your charges are at different courthouses, the Crown s at both locations have to agree before a global resolution can be considered. You may be able to negotiate a better plea position if you resolve your charges globally than if you proceeded with them separately.

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The Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payment is a monthly amount that the Ontario government pays to people who:

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The Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payment is a monthly amount that the Ontario government pays to people who:

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The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is a monthly amount that the Government of Canada pays to people living in Canada who:

Title: guarantor
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A guarantor is a person or business who agrees to pay your debt if you do not. For example, you may need a guarantor for an apartment lease. If you don’t pay the rent on time, your guarantor has to pay the rent instead.

Title: guilty plea
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