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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2020-05-17 and last amended on 2019-12-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Infanticide

 A female person commits infanticide when by a wilful act or omission she causes the death of her newly-born child, if at the time of the act or omission she is not fully recovered from the effects of giving birth to the child and by reason thereof or of the effect of lactation consequent on the birth of the child her mind is then disturbed.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 216
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