Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Neglect by peace officer

 A peace officer who receives notice that there is a riot within his jurisdiction and, without reasonable excuse, fails to take all reasonable steps to suppress the riot is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 70.

Unlawful Drilling

Marginal note:Orders by Governor in Council
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, by proclamation, make orders

    • (a) to prohibit assemblies, without lawful authority, of persons for the purpose

      • (i) of training or drilling themselves,

      • (ii) of being trained or drilled to the use of arms, or

      • (iii) of practising military exercises; or

    • (b) to prohibit persons when assembled for any purpose from training or drilling themselves or from being trained or drilled.

  • Marginal note:General or special order

    (2) An order that is made under subsection (1) may be general or may be made applicable to particular places, districts or assemblies to be specified in the order.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (3) Every one who contravenes an order made under this section is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 70;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 60(F).

Duels

Marginal note:Duelling

 Every one who

  • (a) challenges or attempts by any means to provoke another person to fight a duel,

  • (b) attempts to provoke a person to challenge another person to fight a duel, or

  • (c) accepts a challenge to fight a duel,

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

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 72.

Forcible Entry and Detainer

Marginal note:Forcible entry
  •  (1) A person commits forcible entry when that person enters real property that is in the actual and peaceable possession of another in a manner that is likely to cause a breach of the peace or reasonable apprehension of a breach of the peace.

  • Marginal note:Matters not material

    (1.1) For the purposes of subsection (1), it is immaterial whether or not a person is entitled to enter the real property or whether or not that person has any intention of taking possession of the real property.

  • Marginal note:Forcible detainer

    (2) A person commits forcible detainer when, being in actual possession of real property without colour of right, he detains it in a manner that is likely to cause a breach of the peace or reasonable apprehension of a breach of the peace, against a person who is entitled by law to possession of it.

  • Marginal note:Questions of law

    (3) The questions whether a person is in actual and peaceable possession or is in actual possession without colour of right are questions of law.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 72;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 10;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 60(F).