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Is It a Crime to Abandon Your Dog?

Abandoning your dog can be a criminal act.         Abandoning your dog is explicitly defined as a crime in the Criminal Code of Canada Section 446(1)(b).  S.446(1)(b) states that, “anyone commits an offence who being the owner or the person having the custody or control of a domestic animal or a bird or an animal or a bird wild by nature that is in captivity abandons it in distress or wilfully neglects or fails to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care for it.” The Punishment associated with this offence is as follows:  Punishment (2) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment…

3 May 2016

What is Carding?

28 Apr 2016

  New legislation will regulate controversial police carding practices.   Carding, also known as police checks, is the police practice of arbitrarily and randomly stopping an…

Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

26 Apr 2016

  It is a crime to threaten someone in Canada.   Threatening someone can be a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as such in…

What is TAVIS?

25 Apr 2016

TAVIS  is Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy TAVIS employs controversial practices to decrease violent crime in Toronto. TAVIS is a provincially-funded, Toronto wide initiative led by the Toronto…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

20 Apr 2016

In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a wrongful conviction and those devoted to their defence. #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays tell the stories of individuals who have endured a conviction…

Is it a Crime to Burn Money?

19 Apr 2016

In Canada it is a criminal offence to burn coins but not paper currency. In Canada it is a crime to destroy (including burn) currency in…

How to Get a Non-Conviction Suppressed From...

14 Apr 2016

  Non-conviction information could be revealed during a Police Record Check   An individual may wish to have their non-conviction record suppressed. During the application process…