Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Execution of authorizations
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the interception of a private communication authorized pursuant to section 184.2, 184.3, 186 or 188 may be carried out anywhere in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Execution in another province

    (2) Where an authorization is given under section 184.2, 184.3, 186 or 188 in one province but it may reasonably be expected that it is to be executed in another province and the execution of the authorization would require entry into or upon the property of any person in the other province or would require that an order under section 487.02 be made with respect to any person in that other province, a judge in the other province may, on application, confirm the authorization and when the authorization is so confirmed, it shall have full force and effect in that other province as though it had originally been given in that other province.

  • 1993, c. 40, s. 9.
Marginal note:No civil or criminal liability

 No person who acts in accordance with an authorization or under section 184.1 or 184.4 or who aids, in good faith, a person who he or she believes on reasonable grounds is acting in accordance with an authorization or under one of those sections incurs any criminal or civil liability for anything reasonably done further to the authorization or to that section.

  • 1993, c. 40, s. 9.
  •  (1) to (4) [Repealed, 1993, c. 40, s. 10]

  • Marginal note:Notice of intention to produce evidence

    (5) The contents of a private communication that is obtained from an interception of the private communication pursuant to any provision of, or pursuant to an authorization given under, this Part shall not be received in evidence unless the party intending to adduce it has given to the accused reasonable notice of the intention together with

    • (a) a transcript of the private communication, where it will be adduced in the form of a recording, or a statement setting out full particulars of the private communication, where evidence of the private communication will be given viva voce; and

    • (b) a statement respecting the time, place and date of the private communication and the parties thereto, if known.

  • Marginal note:Privileged evidence

    (6) Any information obtained by an interception that, but for the interception, would have been privileged remains privileged and inadmissible as evidence without the consent of the person enjoying the privilege.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 189;
  • 1993, c. 40, s. 10.
Marginal note:Further particulars

 Where an accused has been given notice pursuant to subsection 189(5), any judge of the court in which the trial of the accused is being or is to be held may at any time order that further particulars be given of the private communication that is intended to be adduced in evidence.

  • 1973-74, c. 50, s. 2.