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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act

Version of section 50 from 2014-11-28 to 2020-12-28:


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
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