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Extortion: A Primer

We’ve all heard about blackmail. It appears in movies, games, and literature. But, the reality is that there is no ‘blackmail’ offence in Canada’s Criminal Code. […]

Theft: Canada’s #1 Crime

In 2017 the police reported over 1,900,000 Criminal Code incidents. The most common offence of all was theft of personal property under $5,000[i]. The theft of […]

A Bit Of A Background On Bail

Bail is a hot topic. Before you go to jail, you may first get bail. In fact, you have a right to it under section 11(e) […]

Be Aware of Amber Alerts and Abductions

Ontario has had 5 Amber Alerts this year, and each one has attracted multiple calls from the public complaining about the Alert. Lots of people have […]

Crimes of Dishonesty I: False Pretences In the Criminal Code

A Winnipeg property developer is charged with taking over $425,000 for work he allegedly never did . He was charged with the crime of ‘false pretences’, […]

Oh My, How Disturbing! Disorderly Conduct In Canada

In Canada, under s.19 of the Criminal Code, ignorance of the law is not a defence to committing a criminal offence. And, while ignorance of the […]

Is Tough Time Tough On Gun Crime?

We’ve previously talked about the firearms offences contained in the Criminal Code, and the maximum sentences that go with each. We’ve written three articles talking about […]

Aiming For Safety By Targeting Guns: Canada’s Criminal Code Part III

Guns are on everybody’s mind and they’re turning out to be a major issue in our upcoming election. Justin Trudeau has stated that he plans to […]

Aiming For Safety By Targeting Guns: Canada’s Criminal Code Part II

In our last article, which you can find here (Aiming For Safety By Targeting Guns: Canada’s Criminal Code), we discussed the ‘use offences’ and ‘possession’ offences […]

Aiming For Safety By Targeting Guns: Canada’s Criminal Code

A 17-year-old was killed in a mass shooting on Saturday, August 14th. 5 other people were seriously injured. The shooting took place in Mississauga. Four of […]

The 13 Types of Assault In Canada (+ 1 Violent Offence Against Clergy)

When somebody does or says something violent the police and courts take notice and there are consequences. But, to the average person, it’s not always clear […]

15 Criminal Code Driving Offences In Canada & The Summer of Crashes

These last few weeks have seen a slew of grizzly accidents grabbing Canadians’ attention and headlines. A motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning on Lawrence Avenue […]

C-51 Sex Assault Reforms Unconstitutional?

Sexual assault is a very serious crime, and it is treated as such by the law, society, and the courts. But it’s often difficult for a […]

DeMarcus Cousins’ Alleged Domestic Assault & What Happens If You’re Accused of Domestic Violence in Canada

An arrest warrant has been issued for LA Lakers’ Centre DeMarcus Cousins. It’s alleged he committed a domestic assault against the mother of his child. All […]

Is Being Racist Illegal In Canada?

A Richmond woman’s recent words have come to national attention after a heated exchange in a parking lot. We’ve all seen the video – a car […]

Jeffrey Epstein: A Canadian Perspective

The last couple of months have seen Jefrrey Epstein’s quick arrest; imprisonment and death grip the public’s attention. A global story has been slowly unraveling for […]