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How to apply for a liquor license in Mississauga

KPA Lawyers – April 17, 2019 Considering how many people enjoy spending time in restaurants and bars in Peel Region, you may have, at some point, thought about starting your own liquor licensed establishment in Mississauga. If you’re thinking about becoming a first-time applicant for a Liquor Sales License, then read on. First things first, the Liquor License Act and it’s associated regulations sets

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What to do if you have received a Plaintiff’s Claim in Mississauga

KPA Lawyers – April 28, 2019 If you have received (been “served” with) a Plaintiff’s Claim in Mississauga, you should contact a lawyer immediately. A Plaintiff’s Claim is a document, known as an “originating process” that commences a lawsuit in Ontario’s Small Claims Court. It is only used in cases that involve less than $25,000. It is not used for cases that involve more

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Disability lawsuit dismissed after no disability cited, Human Rights Tribunal

KPA Lawyers – April 17, 2019 It seems like the kind of thing you’d read about in The Onion or The Beaverton, but this story is unfortunately quite true. It should probably be noted that neither KPA Lawyers nor any of our employees had anything to do with this case. It should also come as no surprise that since Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal lacks

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What to do if you receive an Application from Family Court in Peel Region

KPA Lawyers – April 28, 2019 If you are named as a respondent in a family case and you have received (been “served” with) an Application, you will also receive a blank Answer that will allow you to respond to the claims that have been made in the Application. You may also make claims against the applicant or another person (an added respondent) in

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What to do if you’re fired while pregnant in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – May 4, 2019 First, don’t sign anything. Signing away your rights might result in everything else that we say in this article being completely out of reach for you. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what exactly does that law have to say about employers who terminate pregnant employees? In Ontario, the Human Rights Code states that every

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Here’s what’s really happening during that “free” consultation

We get it, lawyers have a reputation for being expensive. In fact, dispelling that reputation has become the cornerstone of a lot of legal advertising. Pay nothing and receive excellent legal advice and representation. You hear it a lot, and it sounds too good to be true. Unfortunately, it very often is just that: too good to be true. In reality, there really is

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What to do if you receive a traffic ticket in Peel Region

KPA Lawyers – April 28, 2019 Getting a traffic ticket doesn’t mean you’re a bad driver, and it doesn’t even necessarily mean that you are guilty of the offence listed on the ticket. A ticket is simply a charge (or allegation) which indicates that a police officer believes you committed a violation of the Highway Traffic Act. Even if you think you are guilty,

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Human Rights Tribunal dismisses sexual harassment lawsuit against Mississauga Cricket League

KPA Lawyers – September 20, 2019 On June 6th, 2019, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) summarily dismissed a lawsuit filed by Mississauga resident, Kirstena Naidu, against the Mississauga Cricket League. Naidu alleged that she had been discriminated on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual solicitation and advances, with respect to membership in the vocational association. In her Application she alleged

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How to remove a tenant who has appealed an eviction order in Ontario

Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board, often referred to as the LTB, was created to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants as well as to provide the respective parties information about their rights and responsibilities. For a landlord, a non-paying tenant can be burdensome. It can be costly proceeding through the LTB process and obtaining an order for eviction. If an order for eviction has

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How will COVID-19 affect my real estate transaction in Ontario?

KPA Lawyers – March 17, 2020 Doug Ford has declared a State of Emergency. So what does that mean for you and your real estate transaction? Brokerages are shutting down, agents are working from home and private showings have agents wearing gloves and advising prospective buyers to touch as few things as possible. Whether you are selling, buying or refinancing your home you may

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