Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions



Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,


« effraction »

“break” means

  • (a) to break any part, internal or external, or

  • (b) to open any thing that is used or intended to be used to close or to cover an internal or external opening;

“credit card”

« carte de crédit »

“credit card” means any card, plate, coupon book or other device issued or otherwise distributed for the purpose of being used

  • (a) on presentation to obtain, on credit, money, goods, services or any other thing of value, or

  • (b) in an automated teller machine, a remote service unit or a similar automated banking device to obtain any of the services offered through the machine, unit or device;


« document »

“document” means any paper, parchment or other material on which is recorded or marked anything that is capable of being read or understood by a person, computer system or other device, and includes a credit card, but does not include trade-marks on articles of commerce or inscriptions on stone or metal or other like material;

“exchequer bill”

« bon du Trésor »

“exchequer bill” means a bank-note, bond, note, debenture or security that is issued or guaranteed by Her Majesty under the authority of Parliament or the legislature of a province;

“exchequer bill paper”

« papier de bons du Trésor »

“exchequer bill paper” means paper that is used to manufacture exchequer bills;

“false document”

« faux document »

“false document” means a document

  • (a) the whole or a material part of which purports to be made by or on behalf of a person

    • (i) who did not make it or authorize it to be made, or

    • (ii) who did not in fact exist,

  • (b) that is made by or on behalf of the person who purports to make it but is false in some material particular,

  • (c) that is made in the name of an existing person, by him or under his authority, with a fraudulent intention that it should pass as being made by a person, real or fictitious, other than the person who makes it or under whose authority it is made;

“revenue paper”

« papier de revenu »

“revenue paper” means paper that is used to make stamps, licences or permits or for any purpose connected with the public revenue.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 321;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 42.