Can a person physically handle an object but not be in possession?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from R. v Sauve and Stewart, 2016 ONSC 6896 (CanLII):

As has been observed in some of the cases considering this issue, a person may physically handle an object but not be in possession of it. Some act of control outside of public duty is necessary to prove possession: Morelli, Beaver v. The Queen.

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