How times have changed...........we grew up learning that ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. Isn't it all written out chapter and verse somewhere in the library?
Precisely. The law is not as simple as that. If you move and do not sell your house immediately you could get stung.
Understanding the laws is fairly easy. The vast majority don't apply to you. If you are planning to do something specific like planing a murder or buying some land then you should research that area of law. Now I know that there are over a thousand laws and regulations on mineral claims but since I have zero intentions of ever getting one I could care lees what the applicable laws are. Same goes for work. I know that WorkesafeBC has thousands of rules but most of them do not pertain to the work I do so I just ignore them, but I have a good grasp of the ones that apply.
Yes it is, and available online. Unfortunately, the weak minded and morally bankrupt prefer to pass the buck and refuse to take responsibility for their own actions.
But I think you need to read more. Brush up on your reading comprehension.
If you try hard, you'll score 97 percentile on your LSAT.
I`m not arguing what he should or shouldn`t have done. I`m saying that he had no idea what the law was.
Am I to write a novel with each post. Why didn`t you assume there were other factors when you said that as far as you knew, you do not have to pay CST. Is it that you really weren`t that up on the law and had to do some research first
... but if the law is so bloody important in canada -- and it is, violating the law can cost you your job, your family, all your money, your house -- then shouldn't there be better disclosure of all the laws and how important they are? if the law is so important to the government then why isn't it taught in school?
... could there be a motive for the government keeping the rules semi-secret? could it be in the interests of the government to keep the laws secret so people end up breaking them? it's like speeding laws. if it's against the law to drive a vehicle in excess of 100 km/hr, why does the goverment allow the sale of cars that can go so much faster than that?
If the law were simple to understand, there would be no need for lawyers. And, if simple, lawyers' training could be condensed into a paragraph on a match box cover.
It is, they call it law school.
I think you should consider donating your brain to science - after you are dead, of course..........your convoluted style of thinking could be the result of your brain being wired differently and by studying it we might be able to prevent others from suffering the same disability.
... another example of the canadian government falling flat on its face is regarding the filing of income tax returns ...
... the law states that you have to file an income tax return EVERY year once you start working. EVERY SINGLE YEAR! and if you don't file you can be severely penalized for it. yet this very important law is NEVER disclosed by the canadian government to anyone. if ever there was a law that should be at the very least MENTIONED in school, it's the law that compels people to file tax returns ...
... how lame is that?