apprehension of harm

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To determine when Parliament can invoke the criminal law power for administrative and regulatory provisions, LeBel and Deschamps JJ introduced the threshold of a "reasoned apprehension of harm.
188) However, I find little to recommend McLachlin CJC's approach, and instead believe that the application of the reasoned apprehension of harm threshold will be useful in federalism analysis for two reasons.
THE REASONED APPREHENSION OF HARM IN ACTION: AMENDMENTS TO THE AHR ACT
Rather a reasoned apprehension of harm will suffice.
Butler supports criminal law that addresses the reasonable apprehension of harm as well as actual harm.
However, it is important to insist that the most interesting situations are those where the shared anxiety does not appear to be a response to an immediate apprehension of harm.
The Concrete Basis and Reasoned Apprehension of Harm Threshold