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Is it a Crime to Assist Someone With Their...

Physician assisted suicide is not a crime in Canada.   The common law crimes of attempting suicide and of assisting suicide were codified in Canada when Parliament enacted the¬†Criminal Code 1892. In 1972, Parliament repealed the offence of attempting suicide from the Criminal Code. It was argued that a legal deterrent was unnecessary. The prohibition on assisting suicide remained, as s 241 of the Criminal Code: Counselling or aiding suicide 241. Every one who (a) counsels a person to commit suicide, or (b) aids or abets a person to commit suicide, whether suicide ensues or not, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.   Until June 17, 2016, new federal legislation came into force creating a regulations for medical assistance in dying in Canada. Under this legislation, medical assistance in dying is legal if the eligibility…

15 Nov 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Peter Frumusa

9 Nov 2016

Peter Frumusa was one of many Canadians wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit In Niagara, Ontario, Peter Frumusa was arrested in 1988 for…

Is it a Crime to Make a Computer Virus or...

8 Nov 2016

You may be charged with a criminal offence for cyber-crime for certain online activity.   The Canadian Criminal code has been used and amended to deal…

The What is Future of Marijuana And Driving...

3 Nov 2016

With prospective marijuana legalization it is unclear how to monitor impaired driving and An estimated 20- 30% percentage of the Canadian population currently recreationally consumes marijuana…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ronald Dalton

2 Nov 2016

Ronald Dalton spent nearly eight years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. In Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, on August 16, 1988 Randy…

Is it a Crime to be a Member of a Terrorist...

1 Nov 2016

It is not a crime to be a member of a terrorist organization, however there are terrorism criminal offences in the Criminal Code.   Motivated by…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gordon Folland

26 Oct 2016

  Gordon Folland was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault. Hamilton man, Gordon Folland was charged with sexual assault after it was alleged that on November 23,…