Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-03-31 and last amended on 2015-03-31. Previous Versions

Marginal note:False information
  •  (1) Everyone commits an offence who, with intent to injure or alarm a person, conveys information that they know is false, or causes such information to be conveyed by letter or any means of telecommunication.

  • Marginal note:Indecent communications

    (2) Everyone commits an offence who, with intent to alarm or annoy a person, makes an indecent communication to that person or to any other person by a means of telecommunication.

  • Marginal note:Harassing communications

    (3) Everyone commits an offence who, without lawful excuse and with intent to harass a person, repeatedly communicates, or causes repeated communications to be made, with them by a means of telecommunication.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (4) Everyone who commits an offence under this section is

    • (a) guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

    • (b) guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 372;
  • 2014, c. 31, s. 18.

 [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 53]

Marginal note:Drawing document without authority, etc.

 Every one who

  • (a) with intent to defraud and without lawful authority makes, executes, draws, signs, accepts or endorses a document in the name or on the account of another person by procuration or otherwise, or

  • (b) makes use of or utters a document knowing that it has been made, executed, signed, accepted or endorsed with intent to defraud and without lawful authority, in the name or on the account of another person, by procuration or otherwise,

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

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 332.
Marginal note:Obtaining, etc., by instrument based on forged document

 Every one who demands, receives or obtains anything, or causes or procures anything to be delivered or paid to any person under, on or by virtue of any instrument issued under the authority of law, knowing that it is based on a forged document, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 333.
Marginal note:Counterfeiting stamp, etc.
  •  (1) Every one who

    • (a) fraudulently uses, mutilates, affixes, removes or counterfeits a stamp or part thereof,

    • (b) knowingly and without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, has in his possession

      • (i) a counterfeit stamp or a stamp that has been fraudulently mutilated, or

      • (ii) anything bearing a stamp of which a part has been fraudulently erased, removed or concealed, or

    • (c) without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, makes or knowingly has in his possession a die or instrument that is capable of making the impression of a stamp or part thereof,

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

  • Marginal note:Counterfeiting mark

    (2) Every one who, without lawful authority,

    • (a) makes a mark,

    • (b) sells, or exposes for sale, or has in his possession a counterfeit mark,

    • (c) affixes a mark to anything that is required by law to be marked, branded, sealed or wrapped other than the thing to which the mark was originally affixed or was intended to be affixed, or

    • (d) affixes a counterfeit mark to anything that is required by law to be marked, branded, sealed or wrapped,

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

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (3) In this section,

    “mark”

    « marque »

    “mark” means a mark, brand, seal, wrapper or design used by or on behalf of

    • (a) the government of Canada or a province,

    • (b) the government of a state other than Canada, or

    • (c) any department, board, commission or agent established by a government mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) in connection with the service or business of that government;

    “stamp”

    « timbre »

    “stamp” means an impressed or adhesive stamp used for the purpose of revenue by the government of Canada or a province or by the government of a state other than Canada.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 334.