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What is a Restraining Order?

The process for the issuance of a peace bond restraining order in Canada. In Canada when someone refers to a “restraining order” typically they are, in fact, referring to a section 810 peace bond A peace bond is Canada’s version of a “restraining order.” In section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada the statutory procedure to obtain an Order that requires a person to keep the peace and be of good behaviour is set out. A  peace bond as a restraining order can be used in the absence of formal criminal prosecution to prevent contact, either directly or indirectly, between the informant and the defendant, who is alleged to have made the informant reasonably fear for their safety. The test that is employed to determine whether or not a peace bond hearing is warranted is whether the alleged behaviour of the named person constitutes behaviour that would…

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