Major Sexual Assault: a sexual assault becomes a major sexual assault where it is of the nature that a reasonable person could foresee that it is likely to cause serious psychological or emotional harm, whether or not physical injury occurs. It includes, but is not limited to, non-consensual vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, fellatio, and cunnilingus.
SOIRA: is an acronym for the Sex Offender Information Registry Act. Upon being sentenced for a ‘designated offence,’ the judge is required to impose a ‘SOIRA order,’ which requires the offender to report to the closest registration center for a specified period of time. This order is mandatory, unless the offender can show that such an order would be grossly disproportionate to the public interest in protecting society through effective investigation of crime.
Bail: also referred to as ‘judicial interim release.’ Bail describes the status of a person’s detention before trial.
Consent: the voluntary agreement of the complainant to engage with the sexual activity in question.
 Ibid., at para 171.
 Sex Offender Information Registry Act, S.C. 2004, c. 10 (“SOIRA”).
 R v Redhead, 2006 ABCA 84 at para 15.
 Criminal Code, s 273.1; R v Hutchison, 20