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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Louis Reil

Louis Riel was wrongfully convicted of high treason and was executed as punishment. Louis Riel was a Canadian political activist and resistance leader living in Manitoba in the 1800’s. He is now considered to be Manitoba’s first leader. During his life he was considered to be a traitor to Canada and was convicted of high treason, a criminal offence. He is now widely deemed a Métis hero. Louis was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. He fought to preserve Métis rights and lives in their homeland against colonizing Canadians. As pro- Canadians attempted to settle the West killing and running out indigenous Métis people, Louis led two resistance movements. These movements are known as the Red River Rebellion in Manitoba in 1869-1870 and the Northwest Rebellion in Saskatchewan in 1885. Louis and his followers established a provisional government in Manitoba during the Red River Rebellion. Shortly thereafter Louis executed Thomas Scott, who was a…

3 May 2017

Is it a Crime Not to Cooperate With The...

3 May 2017

You can be charged with a criminal offence for obstructing the police. It can be a criminal offence not to cooperate with the police It is…

Is it a Crime to Date a Minor in Canada?

25 Apr 2017

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…

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…