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Is It A Crime To Record a Conversation?

It is not a crime and legal in Canada to record a conversation as long as at least one party consents to the recording. It is legal to record a conversation between you and another person or persons but not legal to surreptitiously record a conversation between two other people without their knowledge. As such, the law in Canada draws a distinction between recording a conversation you are involved in and one that your are eavesdropping on. The Criminal Code of Canada, imposes a general prohibition on recording private communications, but then provides an exception where one of the parties to the private communication consents to the interception of that communication. The maximum sentence for surreptitiously intercepting or recording a conversation is 5 years in jail If the police want to record conversations that none of the officers (undercover or otherwise) will be involved in they can apply beforehand for…

9 Dec 2014

What is a Peace Bond?

24 Nov 2014

In various circumstances, an individual charged with a criminal offence (Domestic Assault or otherwise) may be offered a Peace Bond as a mechanism to resolve their criminal charges. A Peace…

Can A Domestic Assault Charge Be Dropped?

11 Nov 2014

Yes, it is possible to have domestic assault charges dropped. However, the complainant or victim are not in control of this process. The power to withdraw criminal charges is held…

Jian Ghomeshi: Rough Sex, Sexual Assault and...

15 Oct 2014

Is Jian Ghomeshi innocent? In the media frenzy surrounding the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, it is important to keep an open mind in spite of the number of women who…

Is it a Crime to Injure or Kill a Dog or Cat?

1 Oct 2014

Yes. It is a crime in Canada to injure or kill a cat or dog. It is also a crime to endanger a cat or dog, cause unnecessary suffering to…

Is it a Crime to Charge for Psychic Services?

28 Sep 2014

It is a crime in Canada to fraudulently pretend, from your familiarity of an occult or “crafty science”, to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to…

Is it A Crime to be a Fortune Teller?

22 Sep 2014

Being paid to fraudulently tell fortunes is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. The maximum sentence for this offence is a $5,000 fine or 6 months in jail or…