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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Punishment for theft

 Except where otherwise provided by law, every one who commits theft

  • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, where the property stolen is a testamentary instrument or the value of what is stolen exceeds five thousand dollars; or

  • (b) is guilty

    • (i) of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or

    • (ii) of an offence punishable on summary conviction,

    where the value of what is stolen does not exceed five thousand dollars.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 334
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 43
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 20
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