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Help me buy my first house!

My partner and I have saved a deposit of $50,000 to put down on a house. We're looking for a one bed flat around the Gastown area of Vancouver BC, which we may end up renting out while we move to the US for a couple of years for work, but I have no idea how to go about this. [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Feb 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Explain to me the operation of US criminal law.

Can you give me examples of varying criminal laws across the different states that comprise the USA? Can the federal government ensure consistency? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Nov 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Common Law, Taxes and Immigration in Canada without SIN

My common-law partner and I are in the process of filing forms for her sponsorship of me to receive permanent resident status in Canada. She changed her marital status to common-law on her most recent tax forms (we have been living together since 2009). She is now being audited by Revenue Canada, since this reflects a change from her last tax return and how her GST/HST refunds are calculated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for web resource for Canadian court statistics.

How can I locate sources for statistics on the outcomes of Canadian criminal court cases, that include such data as type of defence counsel (ie Legal Aid, from large firm, high profile, new in field, or preferably cost of counsel), amount of time before trial, income/profession of defendant, sentence given, and sentence actually carried out? Does such data even exist? I'm only asking out of curiosity, not for any professional or education project.
posted by rupeh on Jan 11, 2012 - 7 answers

US Tax Law Change for Americans Living Abroad

As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
posted by foxinsocks on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

How does international law work?

What laws would govern the use of a fake Canadian ID in the USA? [more inside]
posted by 932 on Aug 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Living on the Edge... of Canadia

I'd like to move (from the USA) to Toronto for a year or so. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on Jul 23, 2011 - 8 answers

US/Canadian Visiting Cuba – Bad idea or not bad idea?

US/Canadian Visiting Cuba – Bad idea or not bad idea? [more inside]
posted by PersonPerson on Jan 15, 2011 - 24 answers

Is there a proof of claims deadline for Canadian bankruptcy creditors?

Canadian (you are not my) lawyers: is there a deadline for filing a proof of claim in personal bankruptcies? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 22, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I secure the rights to reprint publications of the Canadian government?

Whose permission do I need to reprint publications of the Canadian government? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Canadian Identity theft laws?

In Canada (Quebec), what laws exist against identity theft? More specifically, against identity theft for the purpose of defrauding third parties using the stolen identity. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Dec 27, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I stop vicious libel?

Canadian Libel Lawfilter: How do I send a cease & desist for libel made on the internet? [more inside]
posted by MaxK on Jul 11, 2008 - 2 answers

Blood Test: Legal in Canada?

In Canada is it legal to require a blood test for (A) employment; (B) group insurance eligibility? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jan 10, 2008 - 15 answers

Bye bye finger, hello courtroom?

Neighbour sheers off 1/4 finger looking after another's house. Should he sue? [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Nov 27, 2007 - 25 answers

I'm looking for advice regarding advertising free alcohol in Alberta, Canada.

I'm looking for advice regarding advertising free alcohol in Alberta, Canada. [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jul 6, 2007 - 3 answers

How much notice to give?

Ontario employment law: I'm quitting my job to go back to school full-time in September. I'm currently employed full-time as an engineer. I want to tell my employer as far in advance as possible that I am leaving so that everyone knows what's going on, but I want to minimize the risk of finding myself unemployed and unpaid early. How much notice should I give? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Canadian Border Patrol and Legal History

What legal history record can the Canadian, US border patrol sleuth out, and what do they care about? I am going on tour with a musical group from NY to Montreal. I heard that when passing the border with a van with music equipment, they can be very scrupulous and even do background checks. I have a non-felony on my record in Chicago, in which I won the court case, but never sent the $300 to my lawyer to finish the expungement process. Will they be able to sleuth out this information at the border? How have your experiences been at the border?
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Software Bundling (tied selling) in Canadian Stores

I know I can build computers myself. But I want to buy a notebook. And I want it already fully built, with a nice in-store warranty. However, I want NO SOFTWARE along with it. Absolutely none. Am I entitled to that? [more inside]
posted by a007r on Jun 26, 2006 - 32 answers

How to handle a false advertisement from across the border?

Recourse Filter: I bought a product from a Canadian company. I realized upon it's arrival that it’s incorrect and was falsely advertised. Discussions with the company haven’t went well at all . Advice and suggestions on the possibility of getting things corrected? [more inside]
posted by peewee on Aug 23, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I prove my parents are my parents?

Canadian proof of parenthood - does such a thing exist? A bit of an obscure question I know, but I require some official, government-provided proof that my parents are, in fact, my parents. [more inside]
posted by loquax on Jul 28, 2005 - 14 answers

Safe Filesharing

I have a, umm, friend who lives in Canada and has, in the past, shared 36+ gigs of music using a well-known P2P application. Given that he wants to continue sharing his files, he wonders what technical steps he can take to minimize potential legal action from the Canadian Recording Industry Association (or anyone else).
posted by johnnydark on Dec 17, 2003 - 19 answers

Ways for a Canadian to legally work in the USA

Ways for a Canadian to legally work in the USA... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Dec 15, 2003 - 14 answers

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