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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2024-01-14. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Instructing commission of offence for criminal organization

  •  (1) Every person who is one of the persons who constitute a criminal organization and who knowingly instructs, directly or indirectly, any person to commit an offence under this or any other Act of Parliament for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, the criminal organization is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Prosecution

    (2) In a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1), it is not necessary for the prosecutor to prove that

    • (a) an offence other than the offence under subsection (1) was actually committed;

    • (b) the accused instructed a particular person to commit an offence; or

    • (c) the accused knew the identity of all of the persons who constitute the criminal organization.

  • 2001, c. 32, s. 27

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