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Criminal Code

Version of section 70 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Orders by Governor in Council

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, by proclamation, make orders

    • (a) to prohibit assemblies, without lawful authority, of persons for the purpose

      • (i) of training or drilling themselves,

      • (ii) of being trained or drilled to the use of arms, or

      • (iii) of practising military exercises; or

    • (b) to prohibit persons when assembled for any purpose from training or drilling themselves or from being trained or drilled.

  • Marginal note:General or special order

    (2) An order that is made under subsection (1) may be general or may be made applicable to particular places, districts or assemblies to be specified in the order.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (3) Every one who contravenes an order made under this section is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 70
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 60(F)

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