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Criminal Code

Version of section 126 from 2019-09-19 to 2021-01-10:

Marginal note:Disobeying a statute

  •  (1) Every person who, without lawful excuse, contravenes an Act of Parliament by intentionally doing anything that it forbids or by intentionally omitting to do anything that it requires to be done is, unless a punishment is expressly provided by law, guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Attorney General of Canada may act

    (2) Any proceedings in respect of a contravention of or conspiracy to contravene an Act mentioned in subsection (1), other than this Act, may be instituted at the instance of the Government of Canada and conducted by or on behalf of that Government.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 126
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 185(F)
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 39
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