Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Publication prohibited
  •  (1) No person shall publish in any document, or broadcast or transmit in any way, any of the following:

    • (a) the contents of an application made under section 276.1;

    • (b) any evidence taken, the information given and the representations made at an application under section 276.1 or at a hearing under section 276.2;

    • (c) the decision of a judge or justice under subsection 276.1(4), unless the judge or justice, after taking into account the complain­ant’s right of privacy and the interests of justice, orders that the decision may be published, broadcast or transmitted; and

    • (d) the determination made and the reasons provided under section 276.2, unless

      • (i) that determination is that evidence is admissible, or

      • (ii) the judge or justice, after taking into account the complainant’s right of privacy and the interests of justice, orders that the determination and reasons may be published, broadcast or transmitted.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 1992, c. 38, s. 2;
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 13.
Marginal note:Judge to instruct jury re use of evidence

 Where evidence is admitted at trial pursuant to a determination made under section 276.2, the judge shall instruct the jury as to the uses that the jury may and may not make of that evidence.

  • 1992, c. 38, s. 2.
Marginal note:Appeal

 For the purposes of sections 675 and 676, a determination made under section 276.2 shall be deemed to be a question of law.

  • 1992, c. 38, s. 2.
Marginal note:Reputation evidence

 In proceedings in respect of an offence under section 151, 152, 153, 153.1, 155 or 159, subsection 160(2) or (3) or section 170, 171, 172, 173, 271, 272 or 273, evidence of sexual reputation, whether general or specific, is not admissible for the purpose of challenging or supporting the credibility of the complainant.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 277;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 13;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 14.
Marginal note:Spouse may be charged

 A husband or wife may be charged with an offence under section 271, 272 or 273 in respect of his or her spouse, whether or not the spouses were living together at the time the activity that forms the subject-matter of the charge occurred.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 125, s. 19.