Harassment of Estranged Wife’s Friend at Her Workplace Was Criminal


A wife separated from her husband and went into hiding from him. The husband was convicted of criminal harassment against a close friend of his estranged wife, who refused to disclose the wife’s location. He appealed. The appeals court upheld the conviction, ruling that the friend’s fear for her safety was reasonable. Among other things, the husband went to the friend’s workplace and told her supervisor that she was selling drugs to co-workers and having an affair. He also phoned her at work and called her offensive names [R v. Amos, [2015] YKSC 20 (CanLII), May 6, 2015].