Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

Criminal Code

Version of section 279.03 from 2019-09-19 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Withholding or destroying documents — trafficking

  •  (1) Every person who, for the purpose of committing or facilitating an offence under subsection 279.01(1), conceals, removes, withholds or destroys any travel document that belongs to another person or any document that establishes or purports to establish another person’s identity or immigration status  — whether or not the document is of Canadian origin or is authentic  —  is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Withholding or destroying documents — trafficking of person under 18 years

    (2) Everyone who, for the purpose of committing or facilitating an offence under subsection 279.011(1), conceals, removes, withholds or destroys any travel document that belongs to another person or any document that establishes or purports to establish another person’s identity or immigration status  — whether or not the document is of Canadian origin or is authentic  —  is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year.

  • 2005, c. 43, s. 3
  • 2010, c. 3, s. 3
  • 2014, c. 25, s. 19
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 105
Date modified: