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Is it a Crime to Date a Minor in Canada?

You can be charged with a sexual offence for sexual activity with a minor under 16 years of age.   There is nothing that prohibits someone in Canada from “dating” a minor, sixteen years of age  and younger, so long as the date does not involve sexual activity. In Canada all sexual activity, from sexual touching to sexual intercourse, with a minor sixteen years and younger, who is more than fives years your junior is a criminal offence. In Canada the age of consent to sexual activity or the”age of protection” is the age at which a minor can legally consent to sexual activity. As of 2008 the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years. All sexual activity without consent, regardless of age, is a criminal offence. Are there exceptions to the age of consent? There are circumstances in which the age of consent…

25 Apr 2017

Is it a Crime if Your Dog Bites or Attacks...

18 Apr 2017

Pit bulls are a prohibited dog breed in Ontario. It is possible to be charged with a criminal offence in Ontario if your dog bites or attacks…

Is Tax Evasion a Crime?

11 Apr 2017

What is tax evasion? you can be charged with a criminal offence for committing tax evasion. Tax evasion occurs when an individual or business ignores tax…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Darryl Hunt

30 Mar 2017

Darryl with his defence lawyers after his exoneration. In 1984 Darryl Hunt was twice wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Deborah Sykes. He went on to be exonerated by DNA evidence after…

Is it Illegal to Own a Monkey in Canada?

28 Mar 2017

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…

#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…