Extortion?

is a threat to bring civil proceedings such as reporting a tiny house built with plumbing and electrical with no building permits considered extortion in Canada?


Asked 20 days ago in Whistler, British Columbia
Categories: Civil Litigation  Criminal Law  Small Claims

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Andrew Captan

Answer by Andrew Captan

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We are not permitted to provide specific legal advice on here, just general legal information.  I can tell you that extortion is defined as follows under s 346 of the Criminal Code of Canada:

"Every one commits extortion who, without reasonable justification or excuse and with intent to obtain anything, by threats, accusations, menaces or violence induces or attempts to induce any person, whether or not he is the person threatened, accused or menaced or to whom violence is shown, to do anything or cause anything to be done."

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Andrew Captan
Toronto Criminal Lawyer
www.toronto-criminallawyer.ca
andrew@captanlaw.com



Posted 18 days ago

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