Criminal Code of Canada
A person commits an assault when without the consent of another person,
- he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;
- he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture,
- to apply force to another person,
- if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose;
or while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs. For the purposes of this section, no consent is obtained where the complainant submits or does not resist by reason of;
- the application of force to the complainant or to a person other than the complainant;
- threats or fear of the application of force to the complainant or to a person other than the complainant;
- the exercise of authority.
The Criminal Code of Canada applies to all forms of assault, including sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm and aggravated sexual assault.