Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-07-11. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Damaging documents
  •  (1) Every one who unlawfully

    • (a) destroys, defaces or injures a register, or any part of a register, of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths or burials that is required or authorized by law to be kept in Canada, or a copy or any part of a copy of such a register that is required by law to be transmitted to a registrar or other officer,

    • (b) inserts or causes to be inserted in a register or copy referred to in paragraph (a) an entry, that he knows is false, of any matter relating to a birth, baptism, marriage, death or burial, or erases any material part from that register or copy,

    • (c) destroys, damages or obliterates an election document or causes an election document to be destroyed, damaged or obliterated, or

    • (d) makes or causes to be made an erasure, alteration or interlineation in or on an election document,

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

  • Marginal note:Definition of “election document”

    (2) In this section, “election document” means any document or writing issued under the authority of an Act of Parliament or the legislature of a province with respect to an election held pursuant to the authority of that Act.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 335.
Marginal note:Offences in relation to registers

 Every one who

  • (a) being authorized or required by law to make or issue a certified copy of, extract from or certificate in respect of a register, record or document, knowingly makes or issues a false certified copy, extract or certificate,

  • (b) not being authorized or required by law to make or issue a certified copy of, extract from or certificate in respect of a register, record or document, fraudulently makes or issues a copy, extract or certificate that purports to be certified as authorized or required by law, or

  • (c) being authorized or required by law to make a certificate or declaration concerning any particular required for the purpose of making entries in a register, record or document, knowingly and falsely makes the certificate or declaration,

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

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 336.

PART XFRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO CONTRACTS AND TRADE

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

“goods”

« marchandises »

“goods” means anything that is the subject of trade or commerce;

“trading stamps”

« bons-primes »

“trading stamps” includes any form of cash receipt, receipt, coupon, premium ticket or other device, designed or intended to be given to the purchaser of goods by the vendor thereof or on his behalf, and to represent a discount on the price of the goods or a premium to the purchaser thereof

  • (a) that may be redeemed

    • (i) by any person other than the vendor, the person from whom the vendor purchased the goods or the manufacturer of the goods,

    • (ii) by the vendor, the person from whom the vendor purchased the goods or the manufacturer of the goods in cash or in goods that are not his property in whole or in part, or

    • (iii) by the vendor elsewhere than in the premises where the goods are purchased, or

  • (b) that does not show on its face the place where it is delivered and the merchantable value thereof, or

  • (c) that may not be redeemed on demand at any time,

but an offer, endorsed by the manufacturer on a wrapper or container in which goods are sold, of a premium or reward for the return of that wrapper or container to the manufacturer is not a trading stamp.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 337.