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Version of section 239 from 2003-01-01 to 2008-04-30:

Marginal note:Attempt to commit murder

 Every person who attempts by any means to commit murder is guilty of an indictable offence and liable

  • (a) where a firearm is used in the commission of the offence, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of four years; and

  • (b) in any other case, to imprisonment for life.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 239
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 143

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