Criminal Code

Version of section 517 from 2003-01-01 to 2006-01-01:

Marginal note:Order directing matters not to be published for specified period
  •  (1) Where the prosecutor or the accused intends to show cause under section 515, he shall so state to the justice and the justice may, and shall on application by the accused, before or at any time during the course of the proceedings under that section, make an order directing that the evidence taken, the information given or the representations made and the reasons, if any, given or to be given by the justice shall not be published in any newspaper or broadcast before such time as

    • (a) if a preliminary inquiry is held, the accused in respect of whom the proceedings are held is discharged; or

    • (b) if the accused in respect of whom the proceedings are held is tried or ordered to stand trial, the trial is ended.

  • Marginal note:Failure to comply

    (2) Every one who fails without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, to comply with an order made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Definition of “newspaper”

    (3) In this section, newspaper has the same meaning as in section 297.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 517;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 101(E).
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