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Charged with Forcible Confinement? How to Build A Defence

Forcible confinement, which can also be called forced confinement, forceful confinement, or false imprisonment, is a very serious offence in Canada. What qualifies as forcible confinement? What are the penalties? What are the most common defences for someone accused of this offence? We answer these questions below. What is in the Criminal Code for Forcible …

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Supreme Court Clarifies that Applications in Criminal Proceedings Must Be “Manifestly Frivolous” to Be Summarily Dismissed

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding applications in criminal proceedings has brought forth a crucial clarification on the standard for summarily dismissing such applications. This landmark decision carries significant implications for the judicial process and the rights of individuals involved in criminal cases. By establishing that applications must be deemed “manifestly …

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Distribution Of Intimate Images Without Consent in Canada

The ubiquity of mobile phones and Internet connectivity has made it increasingly easy to capture and share all types of images and related content. There are numerous benign reasons for publishing and distributing images but distributing intimate images without the consent of the subject is not one of them. In fact, sharing these images is …

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