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.
We are going to honeymoon in British Columbia wine country; what should we do aside from the obvious? [more inside]
Planning a trip to the Banff/Jasper area late June-early July. Not our first, but first in 8 years or so. There was an excellent thread on MeFi in 2008 concerning accomodations, but some of the links have expired. I will be there for a milestone birthday and want to wake up somewhere amazing. Must have internet/wifi. Must be close enough to amenities that if the weather is abysmal, we'll still have nice things to do within slogging distance. Don't want to spend a milliion bucks, but are willing to shell out for somewhere which is worth the money.
How can I watch HGTV Canada in the US? [more inside]
Are Canadian employers required to pay me my full salary while I am on jury duty? I am an overtime exempt store manager. [more inside]
Looking for the name of a show that aired during the mid 1980s in BC on the Knowledge Network. The only detail I remember clearly is that one of the characters, a young Nordic-looking girl, was a hemophiliac.
Sent package from MN to Toronto 3 weeks ago. It hasn't arrived. I have no way to track it. Is this a lost cause? [more inside]
[Canada Tax Filter] If my parents loan me money to pay back a non-government student line of credit from a bank, and I pay them a portion of the principal each month, are there any negative tax implications? [more inside]
On Christmas eve I discovered that my (US) passport expired last month yet I had a trip to Canada planned two days later (no time to renew). Well, I am in Canada (no trouble crossing the border). Now do I have to spend my next few days renewing the passport so I can get home? I guess I'm wondering how much leeway border agents have. I have the passport, my birth certificate and driver's license.
Renting a car in BC to drive to WA state - Why can't I? How could I? [more inside]
I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday? [more inside]
Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
How many overpasses are there on the Highway of Heroes? Do you happen to know, or can you help me figure out a GIS workflow that will help me out? [more inside]
Moving back to Canada on short notice... like, tomorrow. Ugh. Help me figure out the logistics of living in the Western world again! [more inside]
How much does private cataract surgery cost in B.C.? [more inside]
What's the best darned NEW Canadian music you've heard in the last six months? [more inside]
What is the best way to go about ordering prescription drugs online from Canada? [more inside]
Learning to fly in the US, then moving to Canada or the EU -- can I transfer a license? [more inside]
I am looking for advice to come up with a technological solution for a physician’s office in NB, Canada. The scenario is that I would like patient files to be accessible remotely while still satisfying health privacy laws (PIPEDA), especially the part about patient records having to be stored in Canada. [more inside]
I'm an American, and I'd like to rent a place in Canada for about three months. Is there anything stopping me from doing so? Are there any extra hoops I'll need to jump through? [more inside]
The Canadian Wheat Board's monopsony is being abolished. If I were a wheat farmer in Saskatchewan, what could I expect to see over the next five years? [more inside]
Please help me find some Columba Cream! Difficulty: Canadian. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a photographer in New York (preferably lower Manhattan) that has experience dealing with Passport Canada's extra-finicky requirements for passport photos?
I am a US citizen. I would like to move to Canada, where my Canadian girlfriend lives and works. My company here in the US is willing to let me telecommute. What are the legalities involved here? [more inside]
Canadian Passport Renewal: If I go down to the Passport Canada office and renew my passport in person, will they take away my old (still valid) passport, leaving me passport-less until the new one arrives? [more inside]
How do I bring the awesomeness of autumn to a very rainy and cold part of Norway? [more inside]
[YANMIL] Me and Mr. wowbobwow are living in Canada on my student visa. We would like to stay and we have what appears to be two or three different options for how we can stay here and eventually get permanent residency or citizenship. Help us figure out what plan is more sensible. [more inside]
Where can I find non-ice wine Canadian (preferably from BC) in New York City? [more inside]
I love Planet Money and This American Life. I am looking for similar podcasts which are either Canadian or just less America-only/mostly. I do not like The Vinyl Cafe, I do like Wiretap. English or French only, please.
Flying from Hamilton, ON to Orlando on the cheap? [more inside]
Attention Canadians! I need help identifying a witch/fairly tale movie from the late eighties. [more inside]
I'm a Canadian who currently has a DirectTV subscription with a non-HD receiver. I want to be able to purchase an HD DVR and wanted to make sure I know everything before hand. [more inside]
WinterBeaterFilter: What do I look for when buying a winter beater? [more inside]
Will I have a problem crossing the US/Canadian border if I'm in the middle of a name change and my passport has my old name while my SSN card and driver's license have my new name? [more inside]
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.
I am a US citizen who has been living and working in Canada for the past 10 years. I have not been filing tax returns to the IRS since 2001. [more inside]
Should I buy a sleep apnea CPAP/APAP machine in Canada or the US? [more inside]
I'm in Canada and planning on buying a kindle, and am currently deciding whether I should buy a Kindle 3G, or stick with the Wi-fi only model. I'd like to use it at the cottage, where there is no Internet Access, but (not-so-great) 3G coverage. It seems like there are some restrictions on international kindles that don't exist in the U.S. [more inside]
I moved to Canada in 2008, but I haven't paid US taxes for the past three years. How much trouble am I in? [more inside]
My Palm Pre recently gave up the ghost 2 years into a 3 year contract with Bell Canada. I'd like to get a new Android phone with a good physical keyboard and a touchscreen. I'm not looking for specific phone suggestions, but places to do research: How do I know what models will work with bell, can I buy them away from bell and then use them with my existing plan, what sites have reliable reviews and what are just churning them out for a quick turnover. [more inside]
I'm a Canadian going to be traveling in Europe starting in a few weeks, up until maybe Nov. I originally intended to just withdraw funds from my CAD account when needed where I would get whatever the CAD to EUR exchange was at the given time. With the economy as it is should I consider opening a EUR account and transferring a bunch of funds right now?
What laws would govern the use of a fake Canadian ID in the USA? [more inside]
Anyone had any issues living in the US but flying internationally out of Canada? We (English green-card holder me + US citizen wife) live in far upstate NY and it seems that flying to London and back out of Ottawa using Air Transat is the cheapest and quickest way. Are there any pitfalls I'm unaware of? Any craziness with border control between the US and Canada if you tell the that's what you're doing? Thanks.
Does a Canadian taking a 7-week workshop in the US need a visa? A non-profit organization is hosting the workshop, not an accredited school.
I'm applying again for an internship that I interviewed for previously but didn't get. How, if at all, should I modify my application this time? [more inside]
American here, with spouse. Thinking of moving to Canada within 5 years, but retaining US citizenship (both of us). One of us has quite marketable skills, the other is on disability. Will one of us being on disability hurt our chances?? Where do we start looking to learn about this process? How long does it usually take? What can we do to increase our chances of making this change? Anonymous so that work and a few other people don't find out before we let them know.
I bought a house to rent out to students. What should I buy? Cliche/common examples include a pool table, foosball table and a dartboard, but I'd like more varied and unique ideas. [more inside]
How to ship items to Kenya from Canada? [more inside]
I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
When transferring between connecting flights in Canada, do you need to go through security screening again? [more inside]