Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-07-11. Previous Versions

Offence in Relation to Prostitution

Marginal note:Offence in relation to prostitution
  •  (1) Every person who in a public place or in any place open to public view

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

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

    • (c) stops or attempts to stop any person or in any manner communicates or attempts to communicate with any person

    for the purpose of engaging in prostitution or of obtaining the sexual services of a prostitute is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note: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.

PART VIIIOFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON AND REPUTATION

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

“abandon” or “expose”

« abandonner » ou « exposer »

“abandon” or “expose” includes

  • (a) a wilful omission to take charge of a child by a person who is under a legal duty to do so, and

  • (b) dealing with a child in a manner that is likely to leave that child exposed to risk without protection;

“aircraft”

« aéronef »

“aircraft” does not include a machine designed to derive support in the atmosphere primarily from reactions against the earth’s surface of air expelled from the machine;

“child”

“child” [Repealed, 2002, c. 13, s. 9]

“form of marriage”

« formalité de mariage »

“form of marriage” includes a ceremony of marriage that is recognized as valid

  • (a) by the law of the place where it was celebrated, or

  • (b) by the law of the place where an accused is tried, notwithstanding that it is not recognized as valid by the law of the place where it was celebrated;

“guardian”

« tuteur »

“guardian” includes a person who has in law or in fact the custody or control of a child;

“operate”

« conduire »

“operate”

  • (a) means, in respect of a motor vehicle, to drive the vehicle,

  • (b) means, in respect of railway equipment, to participate in the direct control of its motion, whether

    • (i) as a member of the crew of the equipment,

    • (ii) as a person who, by remote control, acts in lieu of such crew, or

    • (iii) as other than a member or person described in subparagraphs (i) and (ii), and

  • (c) includes, in respect of a vessel or an aircraft, to navigate the vessel or aircraft;

“vessel”

« bateau »

“vessel” includes a machine designed to derive support in the atmosphere primarily from reactions against the earth’s surface of air expelled from the machine.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 214;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 33, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 56;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 9.