[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 11 12:59:39 EDT 2010


Well... be careful not to carry your Iron saw around!

On 06/07/2010 12:29 AM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Jun 2010 at 13:41, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) 
> <aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote about Re: [kwlug-disc] are you going to be 
> a criminal?:
>> No, but I'm pretty sure that being in possession of lock picking 
>> tools without
>> being licensed*is*  a crime, at least in BC and Alberta. Picks for 
>> automotive
>> locks are a different beast, and*do*  require a license in all 
>> provinces, IIRC.
>
>
> Possession of lock picking tools is covered by the Canada Criminal 
> Code, not the provinces.  And possession is not illegal, until they're 
> actually used or intended to be used for breaking in.  From 
> http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/C-46/page-6.html#codese:351
>
>    Possession of break-in instrument
> <http://laws.justice.gc.ca/fra/C-46/page-6.html#codese:351>
>
>    *351. <http://laws.justice.gc.ca/fra/C-46/page-6.html#codese:351> *
>    (1) Every one who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on
>    them, has in their possession any instrument suitable for the
>    purpose of breaking into any place, motor vehicle, vault or safe
>    under circumstances that give rise to a reasonable inference that
>    the instrument has been used or is or was intended to be used for
>    such a purpose,
>    (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment
>    for a term not exceeding ten years; or
>    (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
>
>
> A good reason ("lawful excuse") must be provided by the person who has 
> the tools, which is why I'd love to see a KW Locksport Association in 
> the area...
>
> --Bob.
>
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