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The Canada Pension Plan (CPP)  is run by the Canadian government. Employers and workers make contributions to the plan and in certain situations the benefits are paid out to the worker or their family to partially replace their earnings.

These situations can include:

  •  if a worker  becomes disabled and can no longer work [link to CPP disability benefits]
  • iIf a worker dies
  • if a worker retires [Link to retirement pension], or
  • if a worker reaches a certain age

You may also get these benefits by credit splitting after a common-law relationship, divorce, or separation, even if you are not a worker.

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The Canada Revenue Agency manages the income tax process. They’re also responsible for some social benefits, like the Goods and services tax/Harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit, Canada child benefit, and child disability benefit.

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Cancellation rights mean that if a dealer does not tell you information they are required to by law, you can cancel your purchase agreement within 90 days from when you signed.

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A rented place to live where the landlord provides care services or makes them available to the tenants. Examples of care services are nursing care, supervision of medications, attendant care, and help with daily living activities. A tenant is a care home tenant only if getting the services was a reason they moved there. Retirement homes for seniors are a common type of care home.

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A case conference is a meeting between a judge and you and your partner, and your lawyers if you have any. The purposes of a case conference include:

  • figuring out the issues that need to be solved in your case
  • talking about ways to solve those issues without going to a trial
  • figuring out the information you and your partner need to share
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A Case Manager is the person at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) who first deals with your claim. Their name will be on the first letter you get from the WSIB.

The Case Manager is your contact person at the WSIB when you have questions and they are responsible for making decisions about your claim.  

Sometimes your Case Manager will change. But if you have your claim number, you can find out who the new person is.

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A Certificate of Judgment is proof that you have a court order you can enforce. It’s usually used if you need to enforce an order in a different court than where you got the original order.

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A charge is a formal accusation of an offence. When the police “charge” you with an offence, they are accusing you of committing a crime. If you're charged, the court will have an information for your case. This is the formal charging document which lists the offences the police say you've committed.

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This form may be part of your disclosure. It is also known as a crown screening form. The form tells you how the Crown plans to deal with your charges, including:

  • what kind of sentence the Crown will ask for
  • whether some of your charges will be dropped if you plead guilty early
  • whether you've been approved for diversion

This information will help you decide how you want to deal with your charges.

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This is a type of pre-trial motion made to ask for a remedy for a violation of your Charter rights. This includes your right:

  • to a lawyer
  • to be presumed innocent until you're proven guilty in a fair and public hearing by an impartial court
  • to be given a trial within a reasonable amount of time
  • to be free from unreasonable searches

If you can show the Court that your rights were violated, evidence obtained through the violations might not be allowed as evidence at your trial. The Court can also stop a prosecution and stay charges where there were serious Charter breaches.

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