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Criminal Code

Version of section 58 from 2019-09-19 to 2022-06-01:


Marginal note:Fraudulent use of certificate of citizenship

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, while in or outside Canada,

    • (a) uses a certificate of citizenship or a certificate of naturalization for a fraudulent purpose, or

    • (b) being a person to whom a certificate of citizenship or a certificate of naturalization has been granted, knowingly parts with the possession of that certificate with intent that it should be used for a fraudulent purpose.

  • Definition of certificate of citizenship and certificate of naturalization

    (2) In this section, certificate of citizenship and certificate of naturalization, respectively, mean a certificate of citizenship and a certificate of naturalization as defined by the Citizenship Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 58
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 8
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