Am I sexually assaulting my spouse?

Prior to 1983 in Canada, a husband could not legally sexually assault his wife. In January 1983, Bill C-127 came into effect, replacing the crime of rape with sexual assault, and at the same time allowing victims to press charges against their spouses. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, anyone can be …
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What is the age of consent in Canada?

The first and most important thing to know is that any and all sexual activity requires consent from your partner. If your partner does not consent to intercourse or any other touching, age is irrelevant to whether or not you are criminally liable.   The age of consent, or the “age of protection” is the …
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What is a pardon? How do I get one?

A pardon, more accurately referred to as a record suspension, keeps the judicial record of your conviction(s) separate and apart from other criminal records. This removes all information about your conviction(s) from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database and means that your conviction(s) will not show up on a regular criminal record check.  Your …
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