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R v Colucci, (1965), 46 C.R. 256 (Ont. C.A.

Facts:

False prospectus, s.400(1)(b. C made statement in papers knew was false

Issue(s):

Is the accused guilty of an offence under s.400(1)(b) by omitting some facts in a statement?

Ratio:

It is not just sections in the code that clearly criminalize omissions – using statutory interpretation, the courts may sometime make an omission criminal

Holding:

He omitted material particular = conviction upheld


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