I living with A. A got sick couldn’t take care of herself. I knew and did nothing. A dies
Did I have a legal duty to care for the aunt when she was ill? – Was it a criminal omission to act?
Duty - a person under your charge who is unable to withdraw themselves from charge and unable to provide necessaries for themselves– this is now S.215(1)
Not every moral obligation involved a legal duty, but every legal duty is founded on a moral obligation. There was a duty to provide what was necessary to sustain her life
There was a common law duty imposed upon I, which she did not discharge
Illustrates the origins of s.215(1) in Canada