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What is Sexual Consent?

without clear consent sexual activity is sexual assault. Sexual consent is sexual behaviour that both parties consent to. While this may seem like an unequivocally  clear concept there are certain circumstances that may arise  where consent is not  black and white. How is Consent defined in The Criminal Code of Canada? The Criminal Code of Canada defines consent in section 273.1(1), as the voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. The law acknowledges what the individual was thinking and feeling at the time of the sexual activity. Any form of sexual touching is only lawful if an individual, either through words or conduct, affirmatively communicates their consent. Under the Criminal Code a person’s silence or passivity does not equal their consent. The Criminal Code states that consent is vitiated when: an individual by action or words communicates that they are not consenting to an activity. an…

12 May 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

11 May 2016

Steven Truscott was sentenced to be hanged at only 14 yrs old. Canadian teenager, Steven Truscott was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his…

Is it Crime to Burn the Canadian Flag?

10 May 2016

  It is legal to burn the Canadian flag. It is legal to burn the Canadian Flag, in Canada. The Canadian flag may be a symbol…

What is the Difference Between Criminal...

6 May 2016

What are Criminal Offences?   Different offences carry different consequences In the Canadian legal system, there are offences legislated under the Criminal Code of Canada and…

Is It a Crime to Abandon Your Dog?

3 May 2016

Abandoning your dog can be a criminal act.         Abandoning your dog is explicitly defined as a crime in the Criminal Code of Canada Section 446(1)(b).  S.446(1)(b)…