Is a person who aids or abets a person in the commission of a crime as a party to the crime?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from R. v. Pal and Tahvili, 2007 BCSC 1495 (CanLII):

Everyone who aids or abets a person in the commission of an offence is as guilty as the person who commits the actual criminal act. (R v. Dunlop, 1979 CanLII 20 (SCC), [1979] 2 S.C.R. 881). While the terms “aid” and “abet” are often used together in determining whether a person is a party to an offence, they are separate concepts.

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