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Version of section 405 from 2019-09-19 to 2019-12-17:

Marginal note:Acknowledging instrument in false name

 Every person who, without lawful authority or excuse, acknowledges, in the name of another person before a court or a judge or other person authorized to receive the acknowledgment, a recognizance of bail, confession of judgment, consent to judgment or judgment, deed or other instrument or act 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.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 405
  • 2018, c. 29, s. 46
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 157

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