section 264(1)

SECTION WORDING

264(1) No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly as to whether the other person is harassed, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.

RELATED CASES

Appeal of a criminal harassment conviction in which the accused would repeatedly call the complainant despite her instruction that the accused stop calling her. It was asserted by the defence that harassment must cumulatively contain the essential elements of the accused being tormented, troubled, worried continually or chronically, plagued, bedeviled and badgered." The court found that only one of these elements need to be met for harassment to occur.
Appeal of a criminal harassment conviction in which accused claims that due to the nature of harassment, he cannot be convicted of harassment after only one undesirable act. It was found that a single act can legally result in a criminal harassment conviction if paired with supporting context.
Appeal of a criminal harassment verdict in which accused claims that his accusers fear for their safety was unproven by the Crown. The accuseds behavior was found to be enough to uphold the conviction, and that the complainants fear for safety was reasonable regardless of whether or not the accused understood that he was causing such fear.