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  • What are my rights when I lease?

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    By law, there are 3 types of leases protected under the Consumer Protection Act: 1. a lease that is for 4 months or more If the lease is less than 4 months, the leasing rules don’t apply, but other parts of the Act may. 2. leases that continue indefinitel
  • What should I do if I discover human remains?

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    You must immediately notify the police or coroner who will investigate the discovery. If foul play is ruled out by the coroner, the person who owns the land where human remains were discovered will usually be required to hire a licensed archaeologist to c
  • Can I bury my pet in a cemetery?

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    By law, you cannot bury your pet in a cemetery designated for people. In Ontario, you can bury your pet: in property you own in an area that has been set aside exclusively for the burial of pets (also called a pet cemetery) Some crematoriums will cremate
  • $2 Service Fee for Fishing and Hunting Products

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    What is the new fee? A $2 service fee will be applied to each product related to hunting and fishing for which a fee is charged. Why has this new fee been introduced? This fee will pay for administration costs of the licence. This will allow additional fu
  • How do I contact the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change?

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    The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change welcomes your comments and inquiries. Here's how you can contact the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change: By mail: The Honourable Glen Murray Minister of the Enviro
  • Can a bailiff repossess my things or evict me?

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    In some cases, a bailiff can repossess your things or evict you if you can’t pay a debt. In Ontario, bailiffs are regulated under the Bailiff’s Act.    Bailiffs: are hired to repossess or seize property or evict commercial tenants are not  government  emp
  • Can condo corporations hand out fines?

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    The Condominium Act does not allow a condo corporation to “fine” a unit owner. But keep in mind that a “fine” is not the same as the recovery of costs against a unit owner. A condo corporation may be entitled to recover costs against a unit owner dependin
  • Can a condo property manager enter my unit without notice?

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    It is possible in some cases. If there is an emergency, like a fire, management may be able to enter a unit immediately or without notice. Check your condominium’s declaration, by-laws and rules. Normally, a representative of a corporation may enter a uni
  • What should I do if my condo doesn’t respond to a repairs work order?

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    Contact your condo manager or the board of directors to clarify who is responsible for any repair and maintenance that’s needed. Responsibility for maintenance and repairs can vary from one condominium property to another. If you have insurance for your u
  • Can I withhold my condo fees until urgent repairs are carried out in my unit?

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    Generally, unit owners have to pay their condo fees even if they have a claim or dispute with the condo corporation. If they do not pay, the corporation can register a certificate of lien against a unit. This lien can be enforced, if necessary, by selling