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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2020-05-04 and last amended on 2019-12-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Disobeying order of court

  •  (1) Every one who, without lawful excuse, disobeys a lawful order made by a court of justice or by a person or body of persons authorized by any Act to make or give the order, other than an order for the payment of money, is, unless a punishment or other mode of proceeding is expressly provided by law, guilty of

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

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Attorney General of Canada may act

    (2) Where the order referred to in subsection (1) was made in proceedings instituted at the instance of the Government of Canada and conducted by or on behalf of that Government, any proceedings in respect of a contravention of or conspiracy to contravene that order may be instituted and conducted in like manner.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 127
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 185(F)
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 1
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