Is it a Crime to Blackmail Someone?

    Blackmailing someone is a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as extortion under section 346 in the Criminal Code of Canada. What is Extortion? Extortion occurs when One person induces or attempts to induce another person to do anything or cause...

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Anthony Hanemaayer In 1987, when Torontonian Anthony Hanemaayer was only nineteen years old, he was arrested and wrongfully charged with assault with a weapon. The charges arose from an incident where a knife assault occurred on a fifteen-year-old girl in her...

Is it a Crime to Spit on Someone in Canada?

  It is a criminal offence to spit on someone in Canada. Section 265 and 266 of the Canadian Criminal Code define spitting on someone as an Assault. If an individual is arrested for an assault for spitting on someone they would be charged under 266 of the...
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