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Is it a Crime to Vape Indoors?

   According to the Electronic Cigarettes Act (2015), an electronic cigarette is considered a vaporizer or inhalant-type device that contains a power source and heating element, designed to heat a substance and produce a vapour intended to be inhaled by the user of the device directly through the mouth, whether or not the vapour contains nicotine. Currently in Canada, electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, vapes, vaporizers, etc.) are 100% legal to use. The federal government has not imposed any restrictions regarding the use of e-cigarettes, or the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping accessories in Canada. All regulations have taken place at a provincial or municipal level. As of January 1st 2016,  it is illegal to buy for or sell e-cigarettes and vaping supplies to anyone under the age of 19. It is required by law for vape shops to receive proper government approved ID from the customer before…

18 Jan 2018

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and...

11 Jan 2018

Section 8 of the Charter addresses what it mans to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms…

Section 10 of the Charter of Rights and...

9 Jan 2018

  Included in the section 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is your right to counsel upon arrest or detention. Section 10 of the…

What Happens When a Police Officer Lies...

4 Jan 2018

Incidents of police misconduct, particularly dishonesty during the trial process, are widespread  leading to public resentment.     In 2012, the Toronto Star documented an in-depth…

Alberta’s Bill 29: An Act to Reduce...

3 Jan 2018

Under new legislation police officers in Alberta will determine whether or not to lay criminal offence charges on impaired drivers. The Province of Alberta is to…

Is There a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy...

28 Dec 2017

With R. v. Marakah the Supreme Court of Canada was called to examine if a reasonable expectation of privacy may be found in text messages stored…

Is it a Crime to Catcall Someone?

27 Dec 2017

  it is possible to be charged with a criminal offence for catcalling.     “Catcalling” typically refers to the behaviour where one person makes a…