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


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


Is this too trifling to constitute an assault?


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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