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National Defence Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5)

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Marginal note:Scale of punishments

  •  (1) The following punishments may be imposed in respect of service offences and each of those punishments is a punishment less than every punishment preceding it:

    • (a) imprisonment for life;

    • (b) imprisonment for two years or more;

    • (c) dismissal with disgrace from Her Majesty’s service;

    • (d) imprisonment for less than two years;

    • (e) dismissal from Her Majesty’s service;

    • (f) detention;

    • (g) reduction in rank;

    • (h) forfeiture of seniority;

    • (i) severe reprimand;

    • (j) reprimand;

    • (k) fine; and

    • (l) minor punishments.

  • Marginal note:Definition of less punishment

    (2) Where a punishment for an offence is specified by the Code of Service Discipline and it is further provided in the alternative that on conviction the offender is liable to less punishment, the expression less punishment means any one or more of the punishments lower in the scale of punishments than the specified punishment.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 139
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 35
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