In Ottawa, the owner of a dog can be charged when his or her dog bites a person or a domestic animal. Section 27 of the Ottawa Bylaw No. 2003-77 [Bylaw] indicates that; "No owner of a dog shall permit the dog to bite or attack without provocation a person or domestic animal"
The news of an assault on a Russian embassy staff member by a Canadian reservist over the weekend stemmed concerns of national security. With a media ban ordered at the bail hearing news of what occurred will have to wait until the accused is before the court. While the incident is strange, the criminal charges of assault, assault with a weapon, and assault causing bodily harm are all serious charges that bring with them some of the most serious penalties, often years in jail.