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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Marginal note:Piratical acts

 Every one who, while in or out of Canada,

  • (a) steals a Canadian ship,

  • (b) steals or without lawful authority throws overboard, damages or destroys anything that is part of the cargo, supplies or fittings in a Canadian ship,

  • (c) does or attempts to do a mutinous act on a Canadian ship, or

  • (d) counsels a person to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c),

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

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 75
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 7
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