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Criminal Code

Version of section 125 from 2018-12-13 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Influencing or negotiating appointments or dealing in offices

 Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years who

  • (a) receives, agrees to receive, gives or procures to be given, directly or indirectly, a reward, advantage or benefit of any kind as consideration for cooperation, assistance or exercise of influence to secure the appointment of any person to an office,

  • (b) solicits, recommends or negotiates in any manner with respect to an appointment to or resignation from an office, in expectation of a direct or indirect reward, advantage or benefit, or

  • (c) keeps without lawful authority a place for transacting or negotiating any business relating to

    • (i) the filling of vacancies in offices,

    • (ii) the sale or purchase of offices, or

    • (iii) appointments to or resignations from offices.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 125
  • 2018, c. 29, s. 7
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