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What is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

  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 Constitution Act, 1982 enshrined the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the Constitution, and cemented Canadian Independence allowing Canadians to amend their Constitution without requiring approval from Britain. As of April 17 1982 The Charter of Rights and Freedoms was brought into force as part of  the Constitution of Canada. The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law of Canada. This means that any law that is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, of no force or effect. (2)The Constitution of Canada includes: (a) The Canada Act 1982, including the Constitution Act, 1982, ( including the Charter) (b) the Acts and Order referred to in the schedule; and (c) and amendments to…

7 Jul 2016

#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…

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

5 Jul 2016

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…

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…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday David Milgaard

29 Jun 2016

David Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. n 1969 in Saskatoon, when David Milgaard was only 16 years old…

Is it a Crime to Impersonate Someone?

28 Jun 2016

It is a criminal offence to steal another person’s identity. In Canada it is a criminal offence to impersonate someone. The Criminal Code identifies impersonation of…

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…