International students in Canada have full protection under Canadian Law and must comply with Canadian Law in turn. If you commit a crime on or off campus you are subject to legal prosecution. Consequences for breaking the law can be serious and can lead to the loss of your legal status in Canada.
Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
Everyone has the fundamental freedoms of religion, belief, opinion, expression and peaceful assembly
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person
Every individual is equal under the law, has the right to equal protection and cannot be discriminated against based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability
You are welcome to visit Western’s Community Legal Services (CLS) for free legal advice. CLS provides services in a variety of areas of law, including criminal, landlord and tenant, immigration, and academic appeals. CLS also provides notarized copies of documents and will witness affidavits, statutory declarations and invitations to family members (service fees apply).