[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?
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
>> 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
> Possession of break-in instrument
> *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...
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