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Is it Illegal to Own a Monkey in Canada?

It is illegal to own a pet monkey in Toronto. In Canada, provincial and municipal bylaws regarding monkey and other exotic animal ownership  vary. As of  2003,  the Ontario Municipal Act gave municipalities the power to enact exotic animal bylaws. This means jurisdiction over exotic animal ownership is given to the provinces. Ontario is the only province without any provincial legislation regarding the regulation of exotic animal ownership. It is left up to Ontario municipalities to regulate the exotic animal ownership through bylaws . Some municipalities do consider primates illegal, but many don’t. The Ontario Provincial Government is in the process of trying to pass a private member’s Bill 125 to oversee exotic wildlife in captivity. However, Bill 125 is not currently in effect. The OSPCA ( Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the provincial authoritative body that is designated to intervene in cases of alleged…

28 Mar 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Timothy Brian...

23 Mar 2017

  Timothy Cole would spend the rest of his life incarcerated after being wrongfully convicted of rape. Timothy Brian Cole was wrongfully convicted of rape and…

Is it Illegal to Possess a Firearm in Canada?

21 Mar 2017

You may be charged with a criminal offence if you are found to be in possession of a firearm without a licence. It is illegal to…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays James...

15 Mar 2017

James Richardson was wrongfully convicted of killing 7 children, 5 of whom were his own. In 1968 in Arcadia, Florida,  James Joseph Richardson was wrongly convicted…

Is Drug Paraphernalia a Crime?

14 Mar 2017

Possession of drug paraphernalia in and of itself is not a criminal offence . It is not a criminal offence to possess drug paraphernalia in Canada.…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ron and Linda...

1 Mar 2017

“Our life can never be normal. We’ve lost two years of our lives.”- Ron Sterlings In 1992, a mother in Martensville, Saskatchewan alleged that a local woman (Linda Sterling) who…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

22 Feb 2017

  Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.   In 1988, Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of robbery, rape, forcible oral…