Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 274 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-06-21:

Marginal note:Damage to environment and risk of death or harm to persons
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years, or to both, who, in committing an offence under subsection 272(1) or 273(1),

    • (a) intentionally or recklessly causes a disaster that results in a loss of the use of the environment; or

    • (b) shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons and thereby causes a risk of death or harm to another person.

  • Marginal note:Criminal negligence

    (2) Every person who, in committing an offence under subsection 272(1) or 273(1), shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons and thereby causes death or bodily harm to another person is subject to prosecution and punishment under section 220 or 221 of the Criminal Code.

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