Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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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“child” [Repealed, 2002, c. 13, s. 9]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.