Criminal Code

Version of section 417 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:


Marginal note:Applying or removing marks without authority

  •  (1) Every one who,

    • (a) without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, applies a distinguishing mark to anything, or

    • (b) with intent to conceal the property of Her Majesty in public stores, removes, destroys or obliterates, in whole or in part, a distinguishing mark,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • Marginal note:Unlawful transactions in public stores

    (2) Every one who, without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, receives, possesses, keeps, sells or delivers public stores that he knows bear a distinguishing mark is guilty of

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

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Definition of distinguishing mark

    (3) For the purposes of this section, distinguishing mark means a distinguishing mark that is appropriated for use on public stores pursuant to section 416.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 375
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