The Canadian Legal System

The Canadian Legal System – Legal Studies Course.

Question 1:
Length: Maximum of 5 pages.
You are invited to make a speech to your local Chamber of Commerce on the topic of your choice. On the day, you make an impassioned plea for the elimination of short people from the Canadian population, and advocate strongly for a law to force sterilization for men under 5’8” and women under 5’3”. The next week the police arrive at your door to arrest you for an offence under sections 318 and 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code. Review sections 318 and 319 of the Criminal Code(link attached), and apply the relevant rules and principles of statutory interpretation to make an argument about whether you should be convicted of this offence.