Is it a criminal offence to encourage someone to commit a crime, if this crime is finally not committed?

One judgment of the Superior Court says it is.The defendant had asked a work colleague to bring another colleague to a specific place, so that he could kill the person. The colleague went to the place where they were supposed to meet, but didn’t bring along with her the person who was supposed to get killed by the defendant. It appears from the facts that the defendant did not encourage

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Example of a case defended by Mr. Xavier Cormier: attempted murder

Mr. Xavier Cormier was a Crown prosecutor before being a defense attorney.He defended a case of attempted murder in the Quebec Court of Appeals. The facts in this case were peculiar: the defendant had spit blood contaminated with HIV towards two prison guards. He was found guilty of attempted murder in the court of first instance, even though expert evidence proved the probability of transmitting the virus was minimal. Mr.

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