Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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

PART XIIOFFENCES RELATING TO CURRENCY

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

“counterfeit money”

« monnaie contrefaite »

“counterfeit money” includes

  • (a) a false coin or false paper money that resembles or is apparently intended to resemble or pass for a current coin or current paper money,

  • (b) a forged bank-note or forged blank bank-note, whether complete or incomplete,

  • (c) a genuine coin or genuine paper money that is prepared or altered to resemble or pass for a current coin or current paper money of a higher denomination,

  • (d) a current coin from which the milling is removed by filing or cutting the edges and on which new milling is made to restore its appearance,

  • (e) a coin cased with gold, silver or nickel, as the case may be, that is intended to resemble or pass for a current gold, silver or nickel coin, and

  • (f) a coin or a piece of metal or mixed metals that is washed or coloured by any means with a wash or material capable of producing the appearance of gold, silver or nickel and that is intended to resemble or pass for a current gold, silver or nickel coin;

“counterfeit token of value”

« symbole de valeur contrefait »

“counterfeit token of value” means a counterfeit excise stamp, postage stamp or other evidence of value, by whatever technical, trivial or deceptive designation it may be described, and includes genuine coin or paper money that has no value as money;

“current”

« courant »

“current” means lawfully current in Canada or elsewhere by virtue of a law, proclamation or regulation in force in Canada or elsewhere as the case may be;

“utter”

« mettre en circulation »

“utter” includes sell, pay, tender and put off.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 406.

Making

Marginal note:Making

 Every one who makes or begins to make counterfeit money is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 407.

Possession

Marginal note:Possession, etc., of counterfeit money

 Every one who, without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which lies on him,

  • (a) buys, receives or offers to buy or receive,

  • (b) has in his custody or possession, or

  • (c) introduces into Canada,

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

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 408.