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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2021-09-11 and last amended on 2021-08-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Breach of trust by public officer

 Every official who, in connection with the duties of their office, commits fraud or a breach of trust, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person, 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.

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