Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2016-06-17. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Applying or removing marks without authority
  •  (1) Every one who,

    • (a) without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, applies a distinguishing mark to anything, or

    • (b) with intent to conceal the property of Her Majesty in public stores, removes, destroys or obliterates, in whole or in part, a distinguishing mark,

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

  • Marginal note:Unlawful transactions in public stores

    (2) Every one who, without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, receives, possesses, keeps, sells or delivers public stores that he knows bear a distinguishing mark is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Definition of “distinguishing mark”

    (3) For the purposes of this section, distinguishing mark means a distinguishing mark that is appropriated for use on public stores pursuant to section 416.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 375.
Marginal note:Selling defective stores to Her Majesty
  •  (1) Every one who knowingly sells or delivers defective stores to Her Majesty or commits fraud in connection with the sale, lease or delivery of stores to Her Majesty or the manufacture of stores for Her Majesty is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • Marginal note:Offences by representatives

    (2) Every one who, being a representative of an organization that commits, by fraud, an offence under subsection (1),

    • (a) knowingly takes part in the fraud, or

    • (b) knows or has reason to suspect that the fraud is being committed or has been or is about to be committed and does not inform the responsible government, or a department thereof, of Her Majesty,

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

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 418;
  • 2003, c. 21, s. 6.1.
Marginal note:Unlawful use of military uniforms or certificates

 Every one who without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him,

  • (a) wears a uniform of the Canadian Forces or any other naval, army or air force or a uniform that is so similar to the uniform of any of those forces that it is likely to be mistaken therefor,

  • (b) wears a distinctive mark relating to wounds received or service performed in war, or a military medal, ribbon, badge, chevron or any decoration or order that is awarded for war services, or any imitation thereof, or any mark or device or thing that is likely to be mistaken for any such mark, medal, ribbon, badge, chevron, decoration or order,

  • (c) has in his possession a certificate of discharge, certificate of release, statement of service or identity card from the Canadian Forces or any other naval, army or air force that has not been issued to and does not belong to him, or

  • (d) has in his possession a commission or warrant or a certificate of discharge, certificate of release, statement of service or identity card, issued to an officer or a person in or who has been in the Canadian Forces or any other naval, army or air force, that contains any alteration that is not verified by the initials of the officer who issued it, or by the initials of an officer thereto lawfully authorized,

is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 377.
Marginal note:Military stores
  •  (1) Every one who buys, receives or detains from a member of the Canadian Forces or a deserter or an absentee without leave therefrom any military stores that are owned by Her Majesty or for which the member, deserter or absentee without leave is accountable to Her Majesty is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) No person shall be convicted of an offence under this section where he establishes that he did not know and had no reason to suspect that the military stores in respect of which the offence was committed were owned by Her Majesty or were military stores for which the member, deserter or absentee without leave was accountable to Her Majesty.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 378.
Marginal note:Evidence of enlistment
  •  (1) In proceedings under sections 417 to 420, evidence that a person was at any time performing duties in the Canadian Forces is, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, proof that his enrolment in the Canadian Forces prior to that time was regular.

  • Marginal note:Presumption when accused a dealer in stores

    (2) An accused who is charged with an offence under subsection 417(2) shall be presumed to have known that the stores in respect of which the offence is alleged to have been committed bore a distinguishing mark within the meaning of that subsection at the time the offence is alleged to have been committed if he was, at that time, in the service or employment of Her Majesty or was a dealer in marine stores or in old metals.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 379.

Breach of Contract, Intimidation and Discrimination Against Trade Unionists

Marginal note:Criminal breach of contract
  •  (1) Every one who wilfully breaks a contract, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the probable consequences of doing so, whether alone or in combination with others, will be

    • (a) to endanger human life,

    • (b) to cause serious bodily injury,

    • (c) to expose valuable property, real or personal, to destruction or serious injury,

    • (d) to deprive the inhabitants of a city or place, or part thereof, wholly or to a great extent, of their supply of light, power, gas or water, or

    • (e) to delay or prevent the running of any locomotive engine, tender, freight or passenger train or car, on a railway that is a common carrier,

    is guilty of

    • (f) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or

    • (g) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (2) No person wilfully breaks a contract within the meaning of subsection (1) by reason only that

    • (a) being the employee of an employer, he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and himself to agree on any matter relating to his employment, or,

    • (b) being a member of an organization of employees formed for the purpose of regulating relations between employers and employees, he stops work as a result of the failure of the employer and a bargaining agent acting on behalf of the organization to agree on any matter relating to the employment of members of the organization,

    if, before the stoppage of work occurs, all steps provided by law with respect to the settlement of industrial disputes are taken and any provision for the final settlement of differences, without stoppage of work, contained in or by law deemed to be contained in a collective agreement is complied with and effect given thereto.

  • Marginal note:Consent required

    (3) No proceedings shall be instituted under this section without the consent of the Attorney General.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 380.
Marginal note:Intimidation
  •  (1) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, wrongfully and without lawful authority, for the purpose of compelling another person to abstain from doing anything that he or she has a lawful right to do, or to do anything that he or she has a lawful right to abstain from doing,

    • (a) uses violence or threats of violence to that person or his or her spouse or common-law partner or children, or injures his or her property;

    • (b) intimidates or attempts to intimidate that person or a relative of that person by threats that, in Canada or elsewhere, violence or other injury will be done to or punishment inflicted on him or her or a relative of his or hers, or that the property of any of them will be damaged;

    • (c) persistently follows that person;

    • (d) hides any tools, clothes or other property owned or used by that person, or deprives him or her of them or hinders him or her in the use of them;

    • (e) with one or more other persons, follows that person, in a disorderly manner, on a highway;

    • (f) besets or watches the place where that person resides, works, carries on business or happens to be; or

    • (g) blocks or obstructs a highway.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A person who attends at or near or approaches a dwelling-house or place, for the purpose only of obtaining or communicating information, does not watch or beset within the meaning of this section.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 423;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 95;
  • 2001, c. 32, s. 10.
 
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