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Criminal Code

Version of section 787 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:General penalty

  •  (1) Unless otherwise provided by law, every person who is convicted of an offence punishable on summary conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than two years less a day, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Imprisonment in default if not otherwise specified

    (2) If the imposition of a fine or the making of an order for the payment of money is authorized by law, but the law does not provide that imprisonment may be imposed in default of payment of the fine or compliance with the order, the court may order that in default of payment of the fine or compliance with the order, as the case may be, the defendant shall be imprisoned for a term of not more than two years less a day.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 787
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 171
  • 2008, c. 18, s. 44
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 316
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