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Version of section 123 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Municipal corruption

  •  (1) Every person 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 directly or indirectly gives, offers or agrees to give or offer to a municipal official or to anyone for the benefit of a municipal official — or, being a municipal official, directly or indirectly demands, accepts or offers or agrees to accept from any person for themselves or another person — a loan, reward, advantage or benefit of any kind as consideration for the official

    • (a) to abstain from voting at a meeting of the municipal council or a committee of the council;

    • (b) to vote in favour of or against a measure, motion or resolution;

    • (c) to aid in procuring or preventing the adoption of a measure, motion or resolution; or

    • (d) to perform or fail to perform an official act.

  • Marginal note:Influencing municipal official

    (2) Every person 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 influences or attempts to influence a municipal official to do anything mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) by

    • (a) suppression of the truth, in the case of a person who is under a duty to disclose the truth;

    • (b) threats or deceit; or

    • (c) any unlawful means.

  • Definition of municipal official

    (3) In this section, municipal official means a member of a municipal council or a person who holds an office under a municipal government.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 123
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 16
  • 2007, c. 13, s. 6
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 36
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