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Is it a Crime to Blackmail Someone?

  It is a crime to blackmail someone.   Blackmailing someone is a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as extortion under section 346 in the Criminal Code of Canada. What is Extortion? Extortion occurs when One person induces or attempts to induce another person to do anything or cause anything to be done. The person intended to obtain anything or cause anything to be done. The person uses threats, accusations, menaces or violence to induce the other person to do anything or cause anything to be done. The person had no reasonable justification or excuse for inducing another person to do anything or cause anything to be done.   Criminal charges of extortion typically involve an incident where an individual is knowingly trying to blackmail another individual  to obtain money or property that he or she would not otherwise be entitled to. Although a…

31 May 2016

Is it a Crime to fake your own death in...

17 May 2016

Psuedocide is legal in Canada.  It is not a crime to fake your own death is in Canada.  What is psuedocide? Psuedocide refers to the phenomenon of someone faking his…

Is it Crime to Burn the Canadian Flag?

10 May 2016

  It is legal to burn the Canadian flag. It is legal to burn the Canadian Flag, in Canada. The Canadian flag may be a symbol…

Is It a Crime to Abandon Your Dog?

3 May 2016

Abandoning your dog can be a criminal act.         Abandoning your dog is explicitly defined as a crime in the Criminal Code of Canada Section 446(1)(b).  S.446(1)(b)…

Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

26 Apr 2016

  It is a crime to threaten someone in Canada.   Threatening someone can be a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as such in…

Is it a Crime to Burn Money?

19 Apr 2016

In Canada it is a criminal offence to burn coins but not paper currency. In Canada it is a crime to destroy (including burn) currency in…

Is it a Crime to Gossip?

5 Apr 2016

Acts of defamation libel can be criminal   Gossiping can be a criminal offence, in the Criminal Code of Canada it is defined as defamation libel.…