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Is it a Crime to Carry Pepper Spray as...

It is a criminal offence to carry pepper spray for personal protection. Pepper spray, commonly referred to by the brand name “Mace”, can be used or carried by people as a potential mode of defence against potential attackers. Legislation first enacted in 1995 designated pepper spray as a prohibited weapon. The Firearms Act, included in the Criminal Code of Canada, defined firearms as non-restricted, restricted, or prohibited, each designation carrying with it different criminal consequences for possession, production or sale. The Firearms Act also introduced new legislation for other weapons as well. This included knives and spray devices, such as pepper spray. The Criminal Code was amended so that the definition of a prohibited weapon could be much broader. The Code specifically states that a prohibited weapon is: Any device designed to be used for the purpose of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person by the discharge therefrom…

6 Jun 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Juan Johnson

1 Jun 2017

  Juan Johnson would spend more than 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Juan Johnson, of Chicago, Illinois, was falsely accused and…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gary Gauger

25 May 2017

Gary Gauger was wrongfully convicted of the double murder of his parents. In 1993 Gary Gauger of McHenry County, Illinois was wrongfully convicted of a crime he…

Is it a Crime to Fail to Comply With a Court...

23 May 2017

In domestic violence cases it is common for the accused to be charged with a further criminal offence for failing to comply with a condition of…

What is the Proposed Impaired Driving...

18 May 2017

New proposed driving legislation affects our rights when driving. With the impending cannabis legalization bill, the Liberal government has introduced new federal legislation that changes Canada’s…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday David McCallum

17 May 2017

  David would spend 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.   David McCallum was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of murder.…

Is it a Criminal Offence to Use Someone...

16 May 2017

  It is a crime to use someone else’s identification. It is a criminal offence to use someone else’s identification. If you are caught using someone…