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Is it a Crime to Catcall Someone?

  it is possible to be charged with a criminal offence for catcalling.     “Catcalling” typically refers to the behaviour where one person makes a sexual advance towards another person openly and  loudly in a pubic area. It is defined as making a whistle, shout, or comment of a sexual nature to a woman passing by. This behaviour is not explicitly prohibited by law in Canada. That being said, depending on the conduct employed by the advancer to “catcall”, there is a section in the Criminal Code of Canada under which they may be charged. It is possible for someone to be charged with Criminal Harassment for “catcalling”. Criminal Harassment is found in section 264(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Criminal harassment 264 (1) No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly as to whether the other person is…

27 Dec 2017

What is a Restraining Order?

21 Dec 2017

The process for the issuance of a peace bond restraining order in Canada. In Canada when someone refers to a “restraining order” typically they are, in…

Is it a Crime to Practice Medicine with a...

20 Dec 2017

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The Effect of Criminal Offence Charges For...

1 Dec 2017

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Is it a Crime to Lie About Your Criminal...

30 Nov 2017

Criminal offence charges can affect your professional licence.  Professions in certain fields such as, health care and real estate are regulated professions that typically require a…

Is it a Crime to Have a Mistaken Belief in...

21 Nov 2017

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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Evin King

15 Nov 2017

Evin King smiles following his release form prison. On June 22, 1994, the nude body of 41-year-old Crystal Hudson was found in the bedroom closet of…