Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Instructing to carry out activity for terrorist group
  •  (1) Every person who knowingly instructs, directly or indirectly, any person to carry out any activity for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group, for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Prosecution

    (2) An offence may be committed under subsection (1) whether or not

    • (a) the activity that the accused instructs to be carried out is actually carried out;

    • (b) the accused instructs a particular person to carry out the activity referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (c) the accused knows the identity of the person whom the accused instructs to carry out the activity referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (d) the person whom the accused instructs to carry out the activity referred to in paragraph (a) knows that it is to be carried out for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group;

    • (e) a terrorist group actually facilitates or carries out a terrorist activity;

    • (f) the activity referred to in paragraph (a) actually enhances the ability of a terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity; or

    • (g) the accused knows the specific nature of any terrorist activity that may be facilitated or carried out by a terrorist group.

  • 2001, c. 41, s. 4.
Marginal note:Instructing to carry out terrorist activity
  •  (1) Every person who knowingly instructs, directly or indirectly, any person to carry out a terrorist activity is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Prosecution

    (2) An offence may be committed under subsection (1) whether or not

    • (a) the terrorist activity is actually carried out;

    • (b) the accused instructs a particular person to carry out the terrorist activity;

    • (c) the accused knows the identity of the person whom the accused instructs to carry out the terrorist activity; or

    • (d) the person whom the accused instructs to carry out the terrorist activity knows that it is a terrorist activity.

  • 2001, c. 41, s. 4.
Marginal note:Advocating or promoting commission of terrorism offences
  •  (1) Every person who, by communicating statements, knowingly advocates or promotes the commission of terrorism offences in general — other than an offence under this section — while knowing that any of those offences will be committed or being reckless as to whether any of those offences may be committed, as a result of such communication, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (2) The following definitions apply in this section.

    “communicating”

    « communiquer »

    “communicating” has the same meaning as in subsection 319(7).

    “statements”

    « déclarations »

    “statements” has the same meaning as in subsection 319(7).

  • 2015, c. 20, s. 16.