Is it a Crime to Impersonate Someone?

In Canada it is a criminal offence to impersonate someone. The Criminal Code identifies impersonation of another as identity fraud and identity theft as  criminal offences. Section 403 of the Criminal Code makes it a crime to “fraudulently personate another...

Is it Crime to Skinny Dip?

Skinny dipping, the act of swimming naked, can potentially be a criminal offence in Canada, depending upon the circumstances in which the act is committed. Section 174 of the Criminal Code of Canada: Nudity 174 (1) Every one who, without lawful excuse, (a) is nude in...
Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

    Threatening someone can be a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as such in the Canadian Criminal Code as Uttering Threats in section 264.1.  A conviction of Uttering Threats will result in a criminal record for the accused. As explained in the Criminal...

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...

Is it Crime to Burn the Canadian Flag?

  It is legal to burn the Canadian Flag, in Canada. The Canadian flag may be a symbol of Canadian nationality, associated with pride and a unified nation, however it’s not against the law to disrespect, deface, and destroy it. As burning the flag is a mode by...
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