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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer) (S.C. 2014, c. 10)

Assented to 2014-06-19

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer)

S.C. 2014, c. 10

Assented to 2014-06-19

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to establish that personating a police officer or a public officer for the purpose of committing another offence must be considered by a court to be an aggravating circumstance for sentencing purposes.

R.S., c. C-46

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

 The Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after section 130:

Marginal note:Aggravating circumstance

130.1 If a person is convicted of an offence under section 130, the court imposing the sentence on the person shall consider as an aggravating circumstance the fact that the accused personated a peace officer or a public officer, as the case may be, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of another offence.

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