Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-09-15 and last amended on 2014-07-11. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Offensive weapons and explosive substances
  •  (1) Every one, other than a peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty, who takes on board a civil aircraft an offensive weapon or any explosive substance

    • (a) without the consent of the owner or operator of the aircraft or of a person duly authorized by either of them to consent thereto, or

    • (b) with the consent referred to in paragraph (a) but without complying with all terms and conditions on which the consent was given,

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

  • Definition of “civil aircraft”

    (2) For the purposes of this section, “civil aircraft” means all aircraft other than aircraft operated by the Canadian Forces, a police force in Canada or persons engaged in the administration or enforcement of the Customs Act, the Excise Act or the Excise Act, 2001.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 78;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 213;
  • 2002, c. 22, s. 325.
Marginal note:Seizing control of ship or fixed platform
  •  (1) Every one who seizes or exercises control over a ship or fixed platform by force or threat of force or by any other form of intimidation is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Endangering safety of ship or fixed platform

    (2) Every one who

    • (a) commits an act of violence against a person on board a ship or fixed platform,

    • (b) destroys or causes damage to a ship or its cargo or to a fixed platform,

    • (c) destroys or causes serious damage to or interferes with the operation of any maritime navigational facility, or

    • (d) places or causes to be placed on board a ship or fixed platform anything that is likely to cause damage to the ship or its cargo or to the fixed platform,

    where that act is likely to endanger the safe navigation of a ship or the safety of a fixed platform, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:False communication

    (3) Every one who communicates information that endangers the safe navigation of a ship, knowing the information to be false, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Threats causing death or injury

    (4) Every one who threatens to commit an offence under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) in order to compel a person to do or refrain from doing any act, where the threat is likely to endanger the safe navigation of a ship or the safety of a fixed platform, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (5) In this section,

    “fixed platform”

    « plate-forme fixe »

    “fixed platform” means an artificial island or a marine installation or structure that is permanently attached to the seabed for the purpose of exploration or exploitation of resources or for other economic purposes;

    “ship”

    « navire »

    “ship” means every description of vessel not permanently attached to the seabed, other than a warship, a ship being used as a naval auxiliary or for customs or police purposes or a ship that has been withdrawn from navigation or is laid up.

  • 1993, c. 7, s. 4.