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Is it a Crime to Have More Than One Spouse...

It is illegal to have multiple spouses in Canada.   It is a criminal offence in Canada to have more than one spouse. Section 293 of the Criminal Code prohibits polygamous relationships. Polygamy is an umbrella term that encompasses polyandry, polygyny, and bigamy. Polyandry is when a woman has more than one husband and polygyny is when a man has more than one wife. Bigamy is a legal term defined under section 290 of the criminal code and it prohibits married individuals from marrying again, individuals from marrying someone already known to be married or individuals who marry more than one person simultaneously. Despite being regarded as morally permissible and practiced by some religions, engaging in any form of polygamy is an indictable criminal offence punishable for an imprisonment term of not more than five years. The elements the Crown would be required to prove for conviction of the…

5 Jul 2016

What is the Difference Between Domestic...

30 Jun 2016

In domestic assault occurrences the accused will be charged with assault, as there is no offence specific to domestic assaults in the Criminal Code.   The Criminal…

Can Social Media Posts and Electronic...

23 Jun 2016

The increasing use of social media and electronic messages to inculpate the accused:   Social media and electronic communication can be used as evidence against the…

What are Mandatory Minimum Sentences in...

16 Jun 2016

In Canada, certain offences carry mandatory minimum sentences. In Canada mandatory minimum sentences are imposed on convicted individuals for certain criminal offences. Since the inception of…

What is a Dangerous Offender Application?

9 Jun 2016

If found to be a Dangerous Offender it is possible for convicted individuals to spend life in prison.    In Canada people convicted of violent criminal offences…

Is it a Crime to Have Sex With Your Spouse...

7 Jun 2016

You can be criminal charged for having sex with your souse without their consent. Yes it is a crime to have sex with your spouse without…

Is Marihuana Still Illegal in Canada?

2 Jun 2016

The current Canadian marihuana laws are not black and white. Approximately 40 000 Canadians currently use medical marihuana. Currently only medical marihuana is legal in Canada.…