Murder, Manslaughter or Infanticide – Culpable Homicide Under Canadian Law

By: David G. Bayliss - December 16, 2010. This article is a simplified description, in layperson's terms, of the law of homicide in Canada. For the actual applicable law, please consult the Criminal Code of Canada. In Canada, criminally blameworthy homicide is either murder, manslaughter or infanticide. Homicide that does not fit into one of these categories is not a crime. Infanticide occurs when a female person causes the death of her newly born child [...]