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Title: payor
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The payor is a person who pays child or spousal support.

Title: peace bond
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A peace bond is a court order from a criminal court that requires a person to "keep the peace and be of good behaviour". The peace bond may also contain other conditions the person must follow. For example, if you are named in a peace bond, you may be required to follow a "no contact" condition.

Title: pension
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A pension is a type of regular payment a person gets. Usually, someone gets a pension because they are retired or disabled. Pensions are paid by organizations like the government, a person’s previous employer, or from personal investments. Pensions are a type of income.

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A pension plan administrator is a person or a group of people, who manage a pension fund. They are responsible for many things, including giving plan members certain information and making pension payments to them. A pension plan brochure or annual pension statement usually has contact information for its pension plan administrator.

Title: period
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A length of time that repeats over and over. A periodic tenancy is a tenancy that repeats or renews after each period until the landlord or the tenant does something to end it. It does not have a fixed term. The most common types are weekly and monthly tenancies.

Title: perjury
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Perjury is the criminal offence of lying when questioned under oath in court or when making a sworn statement.

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A permanent resident is an immigrant or refugee who has been given the right to live permanently in Canada. A permanent resident is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents can be forced to leave Canada for reasons given in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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A permanent resident is someone who has the right to live permanently in Canada. A permanent resident is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents can be forced to leave Canada for reasons given in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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After someone becomes a permanent resident, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada gives them a permanent resident card. The card proves that the person has permanent status in Canada and includes details like their name, photograph, and date of birth.

A permanent resident card usually expires in 5 years but can be renewed.

Permanent residents who travel outside Canada need to make sure that they have a permanent resident card that's valid at the time they plan to return.

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A person in need of protection is someone who would likely face at least one of the following risks if they had to return to their home country:

  • torture, or
  • in some cases, a risk to their life or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment

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