Can you be charged with assault for pushing someone?
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Can you be charged with assault for pushing someone?

If you are wondering if a simple push can bring you assault charges, well, the answer is yes. In legal terms, assault covers a broad spectrum, ranging from minor physical contact to actions resulting in serious bodily harm. In the context of assault charges, the focus is not solely on the extent of the harm...

How to hire a temporary foreign worker in Canada?
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How to hire a temporary foreign worker in Canada?

If you are a Canadian employer aiming to hire temporary foreign workers (TFWs), understanding the intricacies of the process is crucial. At our office, we frequently receive inquiries from employers seeking clarity on hiring temporary foreign workers, both with and without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). So, let’s explore the crucial steps and key...

Can a criminal record affect your permanent residency status in Canada?
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Can a criminal record affect your permanent residency status in Canada?

Yes, a criminal record can affect your permanent residency status in Canada, but the extent of the impact depends on various factors. Canadian permanent residents enjoy certain privileges, accompanied by responsibilities, and one crucial aspect is the potential repercussions of criminal convictions on their status. That’s why it is important to understand the complexities of...

What are the liabilities of being a director in Canada?
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What are the liabilities of being a director in Canada?

Being at the helm of a startup brings both excitement and responsibility. As a director, your decisions shape the path of the company. However, the entrepreneurial journey isn’t just about opportunities, it also involves understanding corporate legal responsibilities. In Canada, startup directors may face potential personal liability that adds complexity to their roles. Below, we...

How can foreign workers immigrate to Alberta?
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How can foreign workers immigrate to Alberta?

If you are a temporary foreign worker (TFW) with aspirations to call Alberta, Canada, your new home, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) opens doors to a multitude of possibilities. This economic immigration program, jointly run by the provincial governments of Alberta and the federal government of Canada, offers tailored streams for foreign workers seeking...

How can you build a strong legal foundation for your start-up?
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How can you build a strong legal foundation for your start-up?

How can you build a strong legal foundation for your start-up? Establishing a solid foundation for your start-up is a critical aspect of ensuring long-term success. Among the key considerations for any founder is the proper structuring of the business, a task that requires legal guidance from an experienced corporate lawyer.  Choosing the right legal...

Shory Law Bulletin January 2024
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Shory Law Bulletin January 2024

Greetings, and welcome to the latest edition of the Shory Law LLP Newsletter! In 2024, we are excited to share key updates reflecting our evolution into Shory Law LLP. Over the past 25 years, we’ve grown into a team of 20+ individuals, passionately serving community legal needs and making impactful contributions. Over the past quarter-century,...

How does Canada’s new temporary resident pathway support families affected by the Gaza conflict?
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How does Canada’s new temporary resident pathway support families affected by the Gaza conflict?

How does Canada’s new temporary resident pathway support families affected by the Gaza conflict? In response to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the Canadian government has introduced new measures to address the humanitarian crisis in the region. Recognizing the concerns of Canadians for the safety of their loved ones in Gaza, Canada announced a temporary...

Can you be denied bail in Canada?
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Can you be denied bail in Canada?

The Canadian legal system places a significant emphasis on the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. One crucial aspect that reflects this principle is the concept of bail, allowing individuals facing criminal charges to be temporarily released from custody while awaiting trial. Section 11 (e) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom provides that...

What are Canada’s immigration targets for 2024-2026?
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What are Canada’s immigration targets for 2024-2026?

Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026 has been unveiled, offering insights into the country’s approach to immigration in the coming years. This plan builds upon Canada’s rich tradition of welcoming newcomers and strikes a balance between economic growth, family reunification, and humanitarian commitments.  This comprehensive strategy represents more than just figures and is a visionary...