Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-06-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Assisting alien enemy to leave Canada, or omitting to prevent treason
  •  (1) Every one commits an offence who

    • (a) incites or wilfully assists a subject of

      • (i) a state that is at war with Canada, or

      • (ii) a state against whose forces Canadian Forces are engaged in hostilities, whether or not a state of war exists between Canada and the state whose forces they are,

      to leave Canada without the consent of the Crown, unless the accused establishes that assistance to the state referred to in subparagraph (i) or the forces of the state referred to in subparagraph (ii), as the case may be, was not intended thereby; or

    • (b) knowing that a person is about to commit high treason or treason does not, with all reasonable dispatch, inform a justice of the peace or other peace officer thereof or make other reasonable efforts to prevent that person from committing high treason or treason.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 50;
  • 1974-75-76, c. 105, s. 29.
Marginal note:Intimidating Parliament or legislature

 Every one who does an act of violence in order to intimidate Parliament or the legislature of a province is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 51.
Marginal note:Sabotage
  •  (1) Every one who does a prohibited act for a purpose prejudicial to

    • (a) the safety, security or defence of Canada, or

    • (b) the safety or security of the naval, army or air forces of any state other than Canada that are lawfully present in Canada,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

  • Definition of “prohibited act”

    (2) In this section, “prohibited act” means an act or omission that

    • (a) impairs the efficiency or impedes the working of any vessel, vehicle, aircraft, machinery, apparatus or other thing; or

    • (b) causes property, by whomever it may be owned, to be lost, damaged or destroyed.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (3) No person does a prohibited act within the meaning of this section by reason only that

    • (a) he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and himself to agree on any matter relating to his employment;

    • (b) he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and a bargaining agent acting on his behalf to agree on any matter relating to his employment; or

    • (c) he stops work as a result of his taking part in a combination of workmen or employees for their own reasonable protection as workmen or employees.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) No person does a prohibited act within the meaning of this section by reason only that he attends at or near or approaches a dwelling-house or place for the purpose only of obtaining or communicating information.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 52.