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How do I know what is a crime in BC?

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Nov 3, 2021

The Criminal Code of Canada is the federal legislation that has codified the criminal law in Canada. It is divided into sections with different crimes. In addition to the Criminal Code, the common law, which are the decisions made by judges, also informs us about what is a crime as the judges must interpret the Criminal Code and apply it to different situations. You can search criminal cases on CanLII – a site that publishes court judgments and many tribunals from across Canada.