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R. v. Lepage (1989), 74 C.R. (3d) 368 (Sask. Q.B.)

Facts:

Illegal to sell live xmas trees. Told that to L. L got mad stormed out of room and when going to grab coat pushed man aside. Was very small room they were in

Issue(s):

Is this too trifling to constitute an assault?

Ratio:

De minimis is a defence when there is no intention to apply force or when the conduct was of such a trifling nature, the accused did not commit an assault.


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