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A rented place to live where the residents can get at least 2 care services, most of them are at least 65 years old, and there are at least 6 residents (not counting anyone related to the landlord). Retirement homes are considered care homes, and people who pay rent there are tenants. They are also covered by many other rules in a law called the Retirement Homes Act.

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Retroactive support is child support or spousal support that you should have received before you started your court case, but did not get.

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When a will is revoked, it's no longer valid. It's as if you never made a will. Certain things you do can automatically revoke your will, such as getting married or making a new will. You can also revoke a will by destroying it completely.

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A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a special account you can use to save money for your retirement. It is sometimes also called an RSP or Retirement Savings Plan.

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. 

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A search warrant is an order from a court that lets the police search a specific place for specific items.

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A “secondary designated offence” is a serious offence, such as assault, uttering threats, and serious drug related offences. If you’re convicted of a secondary designated offence, the court may ask for a DNA sample from you. If a sample is taken, a record of your DNA sample will be kept the National DNA Data Bank.

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An accused person charged with an indictable offence usually has the choice of a trial in the Ontario Court of Justice or in the Superior Court of Justice. The offences listed in section 469 can only have trials in the Superior Court of Justice. The offences listed in section 469 include:

  • treason
  • alarming Her Majesty
  • intimidating Parliament or a legislature
  • piracy, and
  • murder
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If you're arrested and held for a bail hearing while already on a recognizance of bail, the Crown can apply to have the recognizance of bail cancelled. They do this by making an application under section 524 of the Criminal Code. If the Crown does this, your bail hearing will address both your new charges, and the charges for which you previously had bail.

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A recognizance under section 810 of the Criminal Code is also known as an 810 peace bond. If you sign a section 810 peace bond, you will be required to follow certain conditions for up to 1 year.

If you don’t follow the conditions of your peace bond, you can be charged with the criminal offence breach of recognizance.

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A secured creditor is any person or business that holds collateral for money you owe them. For example, a mortgage lender is a secured creditor because they hold your house as security for the loan, and can take your house if you do not pay your mortgage loan.

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