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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. R-10)

Act current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2017-09-21. Previous Versions

PART VIIIGeneral (continued)

Miscellaneous Provisions having General Application (continued)

Marginal note:Evidence not admissible

 No evidence that a conduct measure has been imposed under Part IV against a member shall be used or receivable against the member in any criminal proceedings.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 18
  • 2013, c. 18, s. 39

Offences

Marginal note:Bribes, etc.

  •  (1) Every person who

    • (a) [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 19]

    • (b) makes any agreement with any member to induce the member in any way to forego the member’s duty, or

    • (c) concerts or connives at any act whereby any rule, order or regulation made under Part I may be evaded,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • (2) [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 19]

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-10, s. 48
  • R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), ss. 19, 24(E)

Marginal note:Unlawful use of name of Force

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, without the authority of the Commissioner, uses

    • (a) the name of the Force or any abbreviation thereof or any words or letters likely to be mistaken therefor,

    • (b) any picture or other representation of a member of the Force, or

    • (c) any mark, badge or insignia of the Force,

    as all or any part of the name of any corporation, company, partnership or unincorporated association, in any advertising, for any business or trade purpose, or in such a way as to represent or imply that the Force uses or approves or endorses the use of any goods or services.

  • Marginal note:Personation of former member

    (2) Every person not being a former member who, without the authority of the Commissioner, uses any clothing, equipment, badge, medal, ribbon, document or other thing in such a manner as to lead to a reasonable belief that the person was a member of the Force is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Consent to prosecution

    (3) No proceedings in respect of an offence under this section shall be instituted without the consent of the Minister.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-10, s. 49
  • R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 20

Marginal note:Attendance of witnesses, etc.

  •  (1) Every person commits an offence punishable on summary conviction who

    • (a) on being duly summoned as a witness or otherwise under this Act, makes default in attending;

    • (b) being in attendance as a witness in any proceeding under this Act,

      • (i) refuses to take an oath or solemn affirmation required of that person,

      • (ii) refuses to produce any document or thing under that person’s control or in that person’s possession and required to be produced by that person, or

      • (iii) refuses to answer any question;

    • (c) at any proceeding under this Act uses insulting or threatening language or causes any interference or disturbance;

    • (d) without lawful justification or excuse, prints observations or uses words in relation to an ongoing criminal, civil or administrative action or proceeding with intent

      • (i) to injure the reputation of a member of a board of inquiry under Part I, the Committee under Part III, IV or V, an adjudication board under Part IV, a discharge and demotion board under Part V or the Commission under Part VII or VII.2 or a witness before any of those entities by exposing that member or witness to contempt, insult or ridicule, or

      • (ii) to dissuade a witness in any proceedings before an entity referred to in subparagraph (i) from testifying; or

    • (e) fails to comply with an order made under subsection 45.1(7).

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (1.1) Paragraph (1)(a) and subparagraphs (1)(b)(ii) and (iii) do not apply to a designated officer as defined in subsection 45.88(1) who was appointed under subsection 8(1) of the Integrated Cross-border Law Enforcement Operations Act.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) is liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or to both.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-10, s. 50
  • R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 21
  • 2013, c. 18, ss. 40, 77, 78, 83, 84

Marginal note:Offences — harassment, obstruction, destroying documents etc.

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) harass, intimidate or threaten any person with the intent to compel that other person to abstain from making a complaint under Part VII or VII.2;

    • (b) harass, intimidate or threaten

      • (i) an individual who makes a complaint under Part VII or VII.2,

      • (ii) an individual at whom the conduct that is the subject of a complaint made under any of those Parts was directed,

      • (iii) a person whom the person has reasonable grounds to believe will be questioned or summoned by the Commission when it deals with a complaint made under any of those Parts, or

      • (iv) a person who is carrying out any power, duty or function under any of Parts VI to VII.2;

    • (c) wilfully obstruct a person who is carrying out any power, duty or function under any of Parts VI to VII.2, or knowingly make any false or misleading statement or knowingly provide false or misleading information to that person;

    • (d) destroy, mutilate, alter, falsify or conceal a document or thing, or make a false document or thing, knowing that the document or thing is likely to be relevant to an investigation of, or hearing to inquire into, a complaint made under Part VII or VII.2 or to a review under any of those Parts; or

    • (e) direct, counsel or cause, in any manner, any person to do anything mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (d), or propose, in any manner, to any person that they do anything mentioned in any of those paragraphs.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

  • 2012, c. 19, s. 370
  • 2013, c. 18, ss. 40, 77, 83, 84

Marginal note:Offence — failure to comply

  •  (1) Every person who fails to comply with subsection 45.44(2) or (6) or 45.46(4) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Defence

    (2) No person who establishes that they exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of an offence under subsection (1) may be convicted of that offence.

  • 2013, c. 18, ss. 40, 77

Marginal note:Offence to disclose certain information

 Every person who contravenes subsection 45.47(1) or section 45.48 or 45.86 is guilty of

  • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

  • 2013, c. 18, ss. 40, 77

Marginal note:Punishment

 Every person who is convicted of an offence under this Part, except under sections 50 to 50.3, is liable to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or to both.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-10, s. 51
  • 2013, c. 18, ss. 40, 77
 
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