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Version of section 125 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Influencing or negotiating appointments or dealing in offices

 Every one who

  • (a) receives, agrees to receive, gives or procures to be given, directly or indirectly, a reward, advantage or benefit of any kind as consideration for cooperation, assistance or exercise of influence to secure the appointment of any person to an office,

  • (b) solicits, recommends or negotiates in any manner with respect to an appointment to or resignation from an office, in expectation of a direct or indirect reward, advantage or benefit, or

  • (c) keeps without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, a place for transacting or negotiating any business relating to

    • (i) the filling of vacancies in offices,

    • (ii) the sale or purchase of offices, or

    • (iii) appointments to or resignations from offices,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 114
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