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Do I Have To Pay The Criminal Injury...

The Criminal Injury Compensation Board’s goal is to provide support to complainants in criminal matters. If an individual is a complainant in a matter, or otherwise affected by a criminal matter in such a way that they suffered loses as a result of a  violent crime , they may be eligible for financial compensation. Complainants can apply to CICB for compensation at any stage of the criminal justice process. If the Board finds an applicant to be compensable, the Board issues a financial award to the Applicant. The Board may at any time on its own initiative or on the application of the complainant, any dependant of the complainant, the Minister or the offender, vary an order for payment of compensation in such manner as the Board thinks fit, whether as to terms of the order or by increasing or decreasing the amount ordered to be paid, or otherwise. This…

27 Feb 2018

What is SOIRA?

22 Feb 2018

  SOIRA stands for Sexual Offender Information Registration Act. According to SOIRA, the purpose is to help police services prevent and investigate crimes of a sexual nature by requiring the…

Sexual Assault, Alcohol and Consent

20 Feb 2018

Sexual assault is a serious crime in Canada and being accused of sexual assault can damage your reputation. The Criminal Code of Canada defines assault as a person who: 1)        …

What is the difference between ‘Impaired...

15 Feb 2018

Impaired Care and Control and Impaired Operation are very similar offences. A slight difference, exists between “operation” and “care or control” as defined in s. 253 of the Criminal Code…

What is the Difference Between Over 80 and...

13 Feb 2018

This is a common question among those charged with drinking and driving offences. Although these charges are not the same, they are closely related as these charges carry the same…

The #MeToo Movement and Reasonable Doubt

8 Feb 2018

Throughout the #metoo movement, countless men have been accused of criminal offences such as,  sexual assault, criminal harassment, sexual interference and other criminal offence allegations involving  sexual misconduct.  In the wake…

Is it a Crime to Use Scalper Bots?

6 Feb 2018

As for December 14,  2017, scalper bots became a provincial criminal offence in Ontario. A bill to protect ticket buyers was passed on December 14, 2017. Those against the legislation…