The federal government just recently passed a law where jail time before trial would get 1-for-1 credit, capped at 1.5-for-1 credit for extreme circumstances. Maybe this doesn't apply to provincial courts and provincial offences.
That answers my question. I'm not sure if the 2-for-1 credit was ever applied to provincial stuff, though...
my paralegal says to say i need more time so i can seek out legal representation, and if they ask how i plead i should say not guilty? good?
Now I'm confused.
You say you have a paralegal? Why is your paralegal not going to court with you? Plead not guilty and, as liveontheedge was saying, tell them you need time to apply for legal aid because of your financial circumstances.