Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-03-31 and last amended on 2015-03-31. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Right of Attorney General to appeal
  •  (1) The Attorney General or counsel instructed by him for the purpose may appeal to the court of appeal

    • (a) against a judgment or verdict of acquittal or a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder of a trial court in proceedings by indictment on any ground of appeal that involves a question of law alone;

    • (b) against an order of a superior court of criminal jurisdiction that quashes an indictment or in any manner refuses or fails to exercise jurisdiction on an indictment;

    • (c) against an order of a trial court that stays proceedings on an indictment or quashes an indictment; or

    • (d) with leave of the court of appeal or a judge thereof, against the sentence passed by a trial court in proceedings by indictment, unless that sentence is one fixed by law.

  • Marginal note:Summary conviction appeals

    (1.1) The Attorney General or counsel instructed by the Attorney General may appeal, pursuant to subsection (1), with leave of the court of appeal or a judge of that court, to that court in respect of a verdict of acquittal in a summary offence proceeding or a sentence passed with respect to a summary conviction as if the summary offence proceeding was a proceeding by indictment if

    • (a) there has not been an appeal with respect to the summary conviction;

    • (b) the summary conviction offence was tried with an indictable offence; and

    • (c) there is an appeal in respect of the indictable offence.

  • Marginal note:Acquittal

    (2) For the purposes of this section, a judgment or verdict of acquittal includes an acquittal in respect of an offence specifically charged where the accused has, on the trial thereof, been convicted or discharged under section 730 of any other offence.

  • Marginal note:Appeal against verdict of unfit to stand trial

    (3) The Attorney General or counsel instructed by the Attorney General for the purpose may appeal to the court of appeal against a verdict that an accused is unfit to stand trial, on any ground of appeal that involves a question of law alone.

  • Marginal note:Appeal against ineligible parole period

    (4) The Attorney General or counsel instructed by him for the purpose may appeal to the court of appeal in respect of a conviction for second degree murder, against the number of years of imprisonment without eligibility for parole, being less than twenty-five, that has been imposed as a result of that conviction.

  • Marginal note:Appeal against decision not to make section 743.6 order

    (5) The Attorney General or counsel instructed by the Attorney General for the purpose may appeal to the court of appeal against the decision of the court not to make an order under section 743.6.

  • Marginal note:Appeal against decision not to make s. 745.51(1) order

    (6) The Attorney General or counsel instructed by the Attorney General for the purpose may appeal to the court of appeal against the decision of the court not to make an order under subsection 745.51(1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 676;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 139, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 18(F);
  • 1991, c. 43, s. 9;
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 10, c. 42, s. 74;
  • 1997, c. 18, s. 93;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 65;
  • 2008, c. 18, s. 28;
  • 2011, c. 5, s. 3.