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Prostitution Laws in Canada: Is Sex Work Legal?

Is purchasing services from a prostitute illegal? Yes, it is illegal to purchase services from a prostitute as Bill C-36 criminalized the purchase of sex. This means that if you are purchasing, or trying to purchase, sexual services you could be prosecuted for doing so. Understanding Prostitution Laws in Canada Prostitution is not defined in the Criminal Code which means that the definition ...

Parole and Probation in Canada: Get Out of Jail!

What is parole? Parole is a conditional release that allows some offenders to continue to serve part of their sentence outside of the institution in the community under the supervision of a Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) parole officer, and subject to conditions. This means that some offenders are able to be released from jail early. However, it is important to note that ...

Counterfeiting Laws in Canada Expained

What is counterfeiting? Counterfeiting is covered under s.448, s.449, s.450, and s.452 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Counterfeiting is defined extensively in these sections and refers to the making, possession, or uttering of counterfeit money.  Uttering of counterfeit money includes selling, paying, tendering, and putting off a counterfeit. Counterfeiting is a straight indictable offence in Canada.  This means that the Crown can only ...

Defamatory Libel Laws in Canada Explained

What is Defamatory Libel? Defamatory libel is covered under sections 297 to 317 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Defamation is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “[t]he action of impugning a person’s good name or reputation”.  Commonly, defamation occurs via “libel”, which entails written statements, or “slander”, which entails spoken statements. In Canada, defamation is referred to as “defamatory libel” and is ...

Criminal Negligence Causing Death Laws in Canada Explained

Criminal negligence causing death is covered under s.220 of the Criminal Code. Section s. 219 of the Criminal Code defines criminal negligence. Criminal negligence occurs when someone does a deliberate, unprovoked, or reckless action that disregards the lives or safety of other persons. For someone to be charged under section 220, they need to cause the death of a person while being criminally negligent ...

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