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Strict vs Absolute

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:38 am
by mack
Is Section 216 in HTA an absolute liability offence since it carries possible jail time?

Re: Strict vs Absolute

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:24 pm
by Simon Borys
An offence that carries a possibility of jail cannot be absolute liability. See BC Motor Vehicle Reference, 1985, Supreme Court of Canada. You should be able to find it on CanLII.