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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 ordered 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 their permanent resident card and that it is 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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