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A deportation order is a type of removal order. If you're deported, you can't return to Canada unless you get permission in writing from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This is called an Authorization to Return to Canada.

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Being deported means having to leave Canada because of a deportation order. A deportation order is a type of removal order. If someone is deported, they can't return to Canada unless they get permission in writing from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This is called an Authorization to Return to Canada.

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Money you give someone for them to hold and to count towards something you will have to pay later. In Ontario, the only deposit a landlord can make you give them is the amount of rent for one period. Usually this means one month's rent. The landlord can only use this for the last rent payment before the tenancy ends. It is often called a security deposit, last month's rent deposit, or LMR.

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The Criminal Code allows lawyers, paralegals, and articling students to appear "by designation" for routine court appearances if a designation of counsel has been filed with the court. If you have hired a lawyer, they may ask you to sign a designation of counsel so that they can appear in court without you, and without needing to ask the court for a discretionary bench warrant in your absence.

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When the police detain you, this means that you’re not allowed to go. The law says that the police can detain you if they have reasonable grounds to suspect you’re connected to a criminal offence they’re investigating. When you’re detained, you don’t have to answer any questions that the police ask you.

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When the police detain you, this means that you’re not allowed to go. The law says that the police can detain you if they have reasonable grounds to suspect you’re connected to a criminal offence they’re investigating. When you’re detained, you don’t have to answer any questions that the police ask you.

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When the police detain you, this means that you’re not allowed to go. The law says that the police can detain you if they have reasonable grounds to suspect you’re connected to a criminal offence they’re investigating. When you’re detained, you don’t have to answer any questions that the police ask you.

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A detention order is a type of court order that can be made at a bail hearing. If the judge or justice of the peace makes a detention order, you will remain in custody until your case is finished, or you are released on a bail review.

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Developmental services institutions were run by the Ontario government.

People who were labelled with intellectual disabilities lived in these institutions. The last one closed in 2009.

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Direct examination is when one party, or their lawyer if they have one, questions their own witnesses. These are witnesses you ask to testify or speak in support of your court case. Direct examination is also called examination-in-chief.

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