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Version of section 146 from 2019-09-19 to 2023-01-25:


Marginal note:Permitting or assisting escape

 Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who

  • (a) permits a person whom he has in lawful custody to escape, by failing to perform a legal duty,

  • (b) conveys or causes to be conveyed into a prison anything, with intent to facilitate the escape of a person imprisoned therein, or

  • (c) directs or procures, under colour of pretended authority, the discharge of a prisoner who is not entitled to be discharged.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 146
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 48
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