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Is it a Crime to Counsel Someone to Commit a...

An individual may be liable for those offences which he/she does not commit as a principle offender but in which he/she plays a part in committing. When an individual becomes liable for an offence in this way, he or she is referred to as a “party to the offence.” Section 22 of the Criminal Code creates a form of party liability for counselling another person to be party to an offence. This includes counselling another person to commit the offence as the principle offender, or counselling another person to be a party to an offence through aiding, abetting, forming a common intention, or counselling a third person to commit a crime. Section 22(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states that “where a person counsels another person to be a party to an offence and that other person is afterwards a party to that offence, the person who counselled is…

13 Aug 2014

Is it a Crime to Smoke Marijuana During...

1 Aug 2014

Yes. Possession of Marijuana is still a crime in Toronto! The Toronto Police Services may exercise their discretion and either tolerate its use or seize marijuana without laying a criminal…