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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-09-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Sabotage

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who does a prohibited act for a purpose prejudicial to

    • (a) the safety, security or defence of Canada, or

    • (b) the safety or security of the naval, army or air forces of any state other than Canada that are lawfully present in Canada.

  • Definition of prohibited act

    (2) In this section, prohibited act means an act or omission that

    • (a) impairs the efficiency or impedes the working of any vessel, vehicle, aircraft, machinery, apparatus or other thing; or

    • (b) causes property, by whomever it may be owned, to be lost, damaged or destroyed.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (3) No person does a prohibited act within the meaning of this section by reason only that

    • (a) he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and himself to agree on any matter relating to his employment;

    • (b) he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and a bargaining agent acting on his behalf to agree on any matter relating to his employment; or

    • (c) he stops work as a result of his taking part in a combination of workmen or employees for their own reasonable protection as workmen or employees.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) No person does a prohibited act within the meaning of this section by reason only that he attends at or near or approaches a dwelling-house or place for the purpose only of obtaining or communicating information.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 52
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 6
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