Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-03-16 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Administering noxious thing

 Every one who administers or causes to be administered to any person or causes any person to take poison or any other destructive or noxious thing is guilty of an indictable offence and liable

  • (a) to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years, if he intends thereby to endanger the life of or to cause bodily harm to that person; or

  • (b) to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, if he intends thereby to aggrieve or annoy that person.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 229.
Marginal note:Overcoming resistance to commission of offence

 Every one who, with intent to enable or assist himself or another person to commit an indictable offence,

  • (a) attempts, by any means, to choke, suffocate or strangle another person, or by any means calculated to choke, suffocate or strangle, attempts to render another person insensible, unconscious or incapable of resistance, or

  • (b) administers or causes to be administered to any person, or attempts to administer to any person, or causes or attempts to cause any person to take a stupefying or overpowering drug, matter or thing,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 230;
  • 1972, c. 13, s. 70.
Marginal note:Traps likely to cause bodily harm
  •  (1) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, who with intent to cause death or bodily harm to a person, whether ascertained or not,

    • (a) sets or places a trap, device or other thing that is likely to cause death or bodily harm to a person; or

    • (b) being in occupation or possession of a place, knowingly permits such a trap, device or other thing to remain in that place.

  • Marginal note:Bodily harm

    (2) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) and thereby causes bodily harm to any other person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

  • Marginal note:Offence-related place

    (3) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1), in a place kept or used for the purpose of committing another indictable offence, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years.

  • Marginal note:Offence-related place — bodily harm

    (4) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1), in a place kept or used for the purpose of committing another indictable offence, and thereby causes bodily harm to a person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years.

  • Marginal note:Death

    (5) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) and thereby causes the death of any other person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 247;
  • 2004, c. 12, s. 6.