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Is it a Crime to Have More Than One Spouse...

It is illegal to have multiple spouses in Canada.   It is a criminal offence in Canada to have more than one spouse. Section 293 of the Criminal Code prohibits polygamous relationships. Polygamy is an umbrella term that encompasses polyandry, polygyny, and bigamy. Polyandry is when a woman has more than one husband and polygyny is when a man has more than one wife. Bigamy is a legal term defined under section 290 of the criminal code and it prohibits married individuals from marrying again, individuals from marrying someone already known to be married or individuals who marry more than one person simultaneously. Despite being regarded as morally permissible and practiced by some religions, engaging in any form of polygamy is an indictable criminal offence punishable for an imprisonment term of not more than five years. The elements the Crown would be required to prove for conviction of the…

5 Jul 2016

What is the Difference Between Domestic...

30 Jun 2016

In domestic assault occurrences the accused will be charged with assault, as there is no offence specific to domestic assaults in the Criminal Code.   The Criminal…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday David Milgaard

29 Jun 2016

David Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. n 1969 in Saskatoon, when David Milgaard was only 16 years old…

Is it a Crime to Impersonate Someone?

28 Jun 2016

It is a criminal offence to steal another person’s identity. In Canada it is a criminal offence to impersonate someone. The Criminal Code identifies impersonation of…

Can Social Media Posts and Electronic...

23 Jun 2016

The increasing use of social media and electronic messages to inculpate the accused:   Social media and electronic communication can be used as evidence against the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Paul Morin

22 Jun 2016

Guy Paul Morin Guy Paul Morin was #wrongfullyconvicted of first degree murder. In 1984 Guy Paul Morin was wrongfully accused and convicted of murder when Christine…

Is it a Crime to Infect Someone With HIV?

21 Jun 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence if you fail to disclose your HIV positive status to your partner.   It can be a criminal…