Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2014-09-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Sentences to be served consecutively

 A sentence imposed on a person for an offence under subsection 82(2) shall be served consecutively to any other punishment imposed on the person for an offence arising out of the same event or series of events and to any other sentence to which the person is subject at the time the sentence is imposed on the person for an offence under subsection 82(2).

  • 1997, c. 23, s. 2.

Definition of “device”

 For the purposes of sections 82.3 to 82.5, “device” means any of the following:

  • (a) a nuclear explosive device;

  • (b) a device that disperses radioactive material;

  • (c) a device that emits ionizing radiation and that is capable of causing death, serious bodily harm or substantial damage to property or the environment.

  • 2013, c. 13, s. 5.
Marginal note:Possession, etc., of nuclear material, radioactive material or device

 Everyone who, with intent to cause death, serious bodily harm or substantial damage to property or the environment, makes a device or possesses, uses, transfers, exports, imports, alters or disposes of nuclear material, radioactive material or a device or commits an act against a nuclear facility or an act that causes serious interference with or serious disruption of its operations, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • 2013, c. 13, s. 5.
Marginal note:Use or alteration of nuclear material, radioactive material or device

 Everyone who, with intent to compel a person, government or international organization to do or refrain from doing any act, uses or alters nuclear material, radioactive material or a device or commits an act against a nuclear facility or an act that causes serious interference with or serious disruption of its operations, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • 2013, c. 13, s. 5.
Marginal note:Commission of indictable offence to obtain nuclear material, etc.

 Everyone who commits an indictable offence under this or any other Act of Parliament, with intent to obtain nuclear material, radioactive material or a device or to obtain access to a nuclear facility, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for life.

  • 2013, c. 13, s. 5.
Marginal note:Threats

 Everyone who threatens to commit an offence under any of sections 82.3 to 82.5 is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years.

  • 2013, c. 13, s. 5.