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Version of section 193.1 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Disclosure of information received from interception of radio-based telephone communications

  •  (1) Every person who knowingly uses or discloses a radio-based telephone communication or who knowingly discloses the existence of such a communication 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, if

    • (a) the originator of the communication or the person intended by the originator of the communication to receive it was in Canada when the communication was made;

    • (b) the communication was intercepted by means of an electromagnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device without the consent, express or implied, of the originator of the communication or of the person intended by the originator to receive the communication; and

    • (c) the person does not have the express or implied consent of the originator of the communication or of the person intended by the originator to receive the communication.

  • Marginal note:Other provisions to apply

    (2) Subsections 193(2) and (3) apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to disclosures of radio-based telephone communications.

  • 1993, c. 40, s. 12
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 69
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