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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Marginal note:Common nuisance

  •  (1) 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 commits a common nuisance and by doing so

    • (a) endangers the lives, safety or health of the public, or

    • (b) causes physical injury to any person.

  • Marginal note:Definition

    (2) For the purposes of this section, every one commits a common nuisance who does an unlawful act or fails to discharge a legal duty and thereby

    • (a) endangers the lives, safety, health, property or comfort of the public; or

    • (b) obstructs the public in the exercise or enjoyment of any right that is common to all the subjects of Her Majesty in Canada.

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