Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-12-06. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 32]

Marginal note:Cheating at play

 Every one who, with intent to defraud any person, cheats while playing a game or in holding the stakes for a game or in betting is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 192.

Bawdy-houses

Marginal note:Keeping common bawdy-house
  •  (1) Every one who keeps a common bawdy-house is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • Marginal note:Landlord, inmate, etc.

    (2) Every one who

    • (a) is an inmate of a common bawdy-house,

    • (b) is found, without lawful excuse, in a common bawdy-house, or

    • (c) as owner, landlord, lessor, tenant, occupier, agent or otherwise having charge or control of any place, knowingly permits the place or any part thereof to be let or used for the purposes of a common bawdy-house,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Notice of conviction to be served on owner

    (3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1), the court shall cause a notice of the conviction to be served on the owner, landlord or lessor of the place in respect of which the person is convicted or his agent, and the notice shall contain a statement to the effect that it is being served pursuant to this section.

  • Marginal note:Duty of landlord on notice

    (4) Where a person on whom a notice is served under subsection (3) fails forthwith to exercise any right he may have to determine the tenancy or right of occupation of the person so convicted, and thereafter any person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) in respect of the same premises, the person on whom the notice was served shall be deemed to have committed an offence under subsection (1) unless he proves that he has taken all reasonable steps to prevent the recurrence of the offence.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 193.
Marginal note:Transporting person to bawdy-house

 Every one who knowingly takes, transports, directs, or offers to take, transport or direct, any other person to a common bawdy-house is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 194.

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 25, s. 13]

Offences in Relation to Offering, Providing or Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration

Marginal note:Stopping or impeding traffic
  •  (1) Everyone is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, in a public place or in any place open to public view, for the purpose of offering, providing or obtaining sexual services for consideration,

    • (a) stops or attempts to stop any motor vehicle; or

    • (b) impedes the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or ingress to or egress from premises adjacent to that place.

    • (c[Repealed, 2014, c. 25, s. 15]

  • Marginal note:Communicating to provide sexual services for consideration

    (1.1) Everyone is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who communicates with any person — for the purpose of offering or providing sexual services for consideration  —  in a public place, or in any place open to public view, that is or is next to a school ground, playground or daycare centre.

  • Definition of “public place”

    (2) In this section, “public place” includes any place to which the public have access as of right or by invitation, express or implied, and any motor vehicle located in a public place or in any place open to public view.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 213;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 51 (1st Supp.), s. 1;
  • 2014, c. 25, s. 15.