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Is it a Crime to Drive Without Insurance?

 In Ontario, it is a legal requirement for all vehicle owners to have valid insurance for their vehicles and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the insurance purchased is valid and up to date. The reason for insurance is that, as a citizen, a driver must be able to pay for damage caused to someone’s property or if he/she injures someone. The requirement for insurance entails that all motor vehicles must have, at least, third party liability coverage Third party liability insurance means that the policy purchased covers damages caused to another party (third party) due to a fault by the insured (the person who purchased the policy) By law, it is required that a driver must have at least $200,000 in third party liability, however most drivers opt for $1 million or $2 million. If stopped by the police, a driver is required to show proof of…

20 Sep 2016

What is Innocence Canada?

15 Sep 2016

Innocence Canada, formally AIDWYC, defends wrongfully convicted people in Canada. Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian,…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sherry Sherret...

14 Sep 2016

Sherry Sherret-Robinson was wrongfully convicted of killing her own child. On January 22, 1996, 20-year-old Sherry Sherret-Robinson found her four-month-old son, Joshua, lying facedown in his…

Is it a Crime to Carry a Concealed Weapon?

13 Sep 2016

Carrying a concealed weapon refers to the practice of carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed or hidden manner. The weapon can be hidden on one’s…

What are the Rights of Prisoners?

8 Sep 2016

Prisoners lose their liberty when incarcerated but they are still entitled to human rights. What are the Rights of Incarcerated People? On an average day, over…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Erin Walsh

7 Sep 2016

Erin Walsh was wrongfully convicted of murder. On October 17, 1975, Erin Walsh was convicted of the second-degree murder of CheChe Peters. Peters succumbed to a…

Is it a Crime to Sell Marijuana?

6 Sep 2016

  Selling weed is a criminal offence in Canada.   While the Liberals have promised to legalize marijuana in 2017, currently you can still be charged…