Accessory After the Fact

An individual may be liable for those offences which he she does not commit as a principle offender but in which he or she plays a part in committing. When an individual becomes liable for an offence in this way, he or she is referred to as a “party to the offence.” One specific way an individual can be found guilty of a crime as a party is as an accessory after the fact. However, an accessory is not technically a party to the offence in question. Unlike all other parties, who are charged with the offence in question and assigned liability using the legislative rules relating to aiding and abetting, common intention and counselling, an accessory is not charged as a party to the actual offence. Rather, the accessory is charged with the specific offence of being an accessory after the fact found in section 23 of the Criminal…

27 Sep 2010

Airport Security

20 Sep 2010

There is no place on Canadian soil where individuals have less constitutional protection than at an international airport. The government and the courts have determined that overriding concerns for effective…