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Is it a Crime to Record a Conversation?

  It is not a crime to record a conversation in Canada so long as one party consents to the recording. 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 secretly 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 you 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…

10 Oct 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Daniel...

4 Oct 2017

Mr. Scheidell pictured here with criminal defence lawyer whose head was covered by a green jacket. At about 5:30 a.m.of May 20, 1995 a 26-year-old woman…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Selwyn Days

27 Sep 2017

Days shortly after his release On the morning of November 21, 1996, the bodies of 78-year-old Archie Harris and his 35-year-old home healthcare aide, Betty Ramcharan,…

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

26 Sep 2017

It is a criminal offence to kill or injure a cat or dog in Canada. Yes. It is a crime in Canada to injure or kill…

Can a Person With A Criminal Record Act as a...

21 Sep 2017

A surety is sometimes required for an accused person to be released from custody. What is a surety? A surety is someone who agrees to take…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Victor Rosario

20 Sep 2017
Victor Rosario was convicted of a crime he did not commit.

Victor Rosario was convicted of a crime he did not commit.   Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 1982, a fire was reported in a building on Decatur Street…

What is an Acquittal?

24 Aug 2017

An acquittal is a decision in a criminal trail that the accused in not guilty. An acquittal occurs when someone accused of a criminal offence takes…