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Is it a Crime to Carry Knife?

You can be charged with a criminal offence for carrying a knife. Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it illegal to carry a knife if the crown can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the purpose of an accused carrying the knife was dangerous to the public peace or that the accused’s purpose of carrying the knife was for committing an offence. The exact section states that: (1) Every person commits an offence who carries or possesses a weapon, an imitation of a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence.  (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) o (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or o (b) is guilty of an…

19 Jul 2016

What is the Diversion Program?

14 Jul 2016

  The Diversion Program can help people facing  criminal offence charges avoid a criminal record. When someone is charged with minor criminal offences in Ontario, they…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Thomas Sophonow

13 Jul 2016

    Thomas Sophonow endured 3 trials and 45 months in custody before proving his innocence.   In 1981 Thomas Sophonow was wrongfully accused and convicted…

Is it a Crime to Catch Rainwater?

12 Jul 2016

  It is not a criminal offence to collect rainwater.   Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting rainwater and storing it for later use. The…

What is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

7 Jul 2016

  The Charter of Rights and Freedoms With the Constitution Act, 1982 the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became a part of the Canadian Constitution. The…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday William...

6 Jul 2016

  William Mullins-Johnson spent 11 years in prison for a murder and sexual assault that never occurred. William Mullins-Johnson was wrongfully convicted in the death of…

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

5 Jul 2016

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…