What are the Current Marihuana Laws in Canada?

As the recreational use of marihuana grows, it is important to note that marihuana remains a controlled substance, prohibited under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Possessing and selling marihuana for non-medical purposes is still illegal everywhere in Canada....

Is it a Crime to Vape Indoors?

   According to the Electronic Cigarettes Act (2015), an electronic cigarette is considered a vaporizer or inhalant-type device that contains a power source and heating element, designed to heat a substance and produce a vapour intended to be inhaled by the user...

Section 10 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  Section 10 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms contains three rights that every individual has upon arrest or detention.  Section 10 states that “everyone has the right on arrest or detention”: a. To be informed promptly of the reasons therefore; b....

Is it a Crime to Catcall Someone?

      “Catcalling” typically refers to the behaviour where one person makes a sexual advance towards another person openly and  loudly in a pubic area. It is defined as making a whistle, shout, or comment of a sexual nature to a woman passing by....

What is a Restraining Order?

In Canada when someone refers to a “restraining order” typically they are, in fact, referring to a section 810 peace bond A peace bond is Canada’s version of a “restraining order.” In section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada the statutory procedure to...
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