COVID-19 Bail Roundup

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has drastically changed the way we live and work. Those changes have touched almost every aspect of normal day to day dealings. That includes the justice system, and applications for bail. A number of important cases dealing with bail in a post-COVID19 world have since been decided, …

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Shocked Girl

Extortion Offence: 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. Instead, under section 346, we have the offence of ‘extortion’. Extortion punishes those who, through threats, accusations, menaces, or violence, induce or attempt to induce their victims into doing …

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Gun Crime

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 the 6 categories of offences. We discussed two categories in each article: Use offences, and possession offences, which you can find here ( ), Trafficking offences, and assembling …

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