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October 21, 2019

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. […]
October 15, 2019
Criminal Code incidents

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 […]
October 14, 2019
A Bit Of A Background On Bail

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) […]
October 9, 2019
Amber Alerts

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 […]
October 7, 2019
Crimes of Dishonesty I False Pretences In the Criminal Code

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’, […]
October 1, 2019
criminal law

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 […]
September 24, 2019

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 […]
September 24, 2019

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 […]
September 20, 2019

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 […]