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Is it Crime to Tip a Cow?

The Criminal Code has prohibitions on injuring animals. For example, section 444 of the Criminal Code, specifically protecting cattle, states that: Injuring or endangering cattle 444 (1) Every one commits an offence who wilfully (a) kills, maims, wounds, poisons or injures cattle; or (b) places poison in such a position that it may easily be consumed by cattle. 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 five years; or (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of not more than eighteen months or to both. Additionally, section 445 of the Criminal Code protects cows that may not be cattle. It states: Injuring or endangering other animals 445 (1) Every one commits an offence…

26 Jul 2016

What is a Peace Bond?

21 Jul 2016

A peace bond can be a good alternative to  a finding of  guilt for the accused. When someone is facing criminal charges they may be resolved  by entering into a…

Is it a Crime to Carry Knife?

19 Jul 2016

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…

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…

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…