Does putting out the fire by the accused and others negated the risk of fire?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Her Majesty the Queen on the information of Cst. D.J. Thibeau a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and J.W.M., 2002 NSFC 1 (CanLII):

Putting out the fire by the accused and others negated the risk of fire as those words are used in the definition of “recklessly” in R v. Sansregret supra. They and the accused did not persist in the action of creating fire.

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