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Left a rented room boarding situation due to assault by

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Left a rented room boarding situation due to assault by 'landlord'. Called police who were to have kept the peace for me while I gathered my property.
They failed & lied to me, delayed me so that he had 24 hrs to steal from me (almost $1000 worth property) now expect me to sue him although they will move forward on assault charge.
Criminal Code for theft is exactly what he did yet they're letting him walk.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this.

There is another route you can go if the police will not assist you.

You can attend at the Justice of the Peace's office in any criminal court.

You simply walk in, tell the JP's secretary what you want to do, and he/she will give you a form to fill out (basic information and your allegations).

Then after you hand it in, you'll speak to the JP and explain the basis for the allegations.

Then if the JP decides there is enough to lay the information, he/she will schedule a pre-enquete (relatively brief in camera hearing to determine whether or not to proceed).

Be prepared to bring any evidence or witnesses you might have for that.

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