Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Causing disturbance, indecent exhibition, loitering, etc.
  •  (1) Every one who

    • (a) not being in a dwelling-house, causes a disturbance in or near a public place,

      • (i) by fighting, screaming, shouting, swearing, singing or using insulting or obscene language,

      • (ii) by being drunk, or

      • (iii) by impeding or molesting other persons,

    • (b) openly exposes or exhibits an indecent exhibition in a public place,

    • (c) loiters in a public place and in any way obstructs persons who are in that place, or

    • (d) disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in a public place or who, not being an occupant of a dwelling-house comprised in a particular building or structure, disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house comprised in the building or structure by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in any part of a building or structure to which, at the time of such conduct, the occupants of two or more dwelling-houses comprised in the building or structure have access as of right or by invitation, express or implied,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Evidence of peace officer

    (2) In the absence of other evidence, or by way of corroboration of other evidence, a summary conviction court may infer from the evidence of a peace officer relating to the conduct of a person or persons, whether ascertained or not, that a disturbance described in paragraph (1)(a) or (d) or an obstruction described in paragraph (1)(c) was caused or occurred.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 175;
  • 1997, c. 18, s. 6.
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