Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Interfering with saving of wrecked vessel
  •  (1) Every one who wilfully prevents or impedes, or who wilfully endeavours to prevent or impede,

    • (a) the saving of a vessel that is wrecked, stranded, abandoned or in distress, or

    • (b) a person who attempts to save a vessel that is wrecked, stranded, abandoned or in distress,

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

  • Marginal note:Interfering with saving of wreck

    (2) Every one who wilfully prevents or impedes or wilfully endeavours to prevent or impede the saving of wreck is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 394.
Marginal note:Interfering with marine signal, etc.
  •  (1) Every one who makes fast a vessel or boat to a signal, buoy or other sea-mark that is used for purposes of navigation is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Every one who wilfully alters, removes or conceals a signal, buoy or other sea-mark that is used for purposes of navigation is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 395.
Marginal note:Removing natural bar without permission

 Every one who wilfully and without the written permission of the Minister of Transport, the burden of proof of which lies on the accused, removes any stone, wood, earth or other material that forms a natural bar necessary to the existence of a public harbour, or that forms a natural protection to such a bar, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 396.
Marginal note:Occupant injuring building

 Every one who, wilfully and to the prejudice of a mortgagee or an owner, pulls down, demolishes or removes all or any part of a dwelling-house or other building of which he is in possession or occupation, or severs from the freehold any fixture fixed therein or thereto, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 397.
Marginal note:Interfering with boundary lines

 Every one who wilfully pulls down, defaces, alters or removes anything planted or set up as the boundary line or part of the boundary line of land is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 398.
Marginal note:Interfering with international boundary marks, etc.
  •  (1) Every one who wilfully pulls down, defaces, alters or removes

    • (a) a boundary mark lawfully placed to mark any international, provincial, county or municipal boundary, or

    • (b) a boundary mark lawfully placed by a land surveyor to mark any limit, boundary or angle of a concession, range, lot or parcel of land,

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

  • Marginal note:Saving provision

    (2) A land surveyor does not commit an offence under subsection (1) where, in his operations as a land surveyor,

    • (a) he takes up, when necessary, a boundary mark mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) and carefully replaces it as it was before he took it up; or

    • (b) he takes up a boundary mark mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) in the course of surveying for a highway or other work that, when completed, will make it impossible or impracticable for that boundary mark to occupy its original position, and he establishes a permanent record of the original position sufficient to permit that position to be ascertained.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 399.