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Criminal Code

Version of section 184.4 from 2003-01-01 to 2013-03-26:

Marginal note:Interception in exceptional circumstances

 A peace officer may intercept, by means of any electro-magnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device, a private communication where

  • (a) the peace officer believes on reasonable grounds that the urgency of the situation is such that an authorization could not, with reasonable diligence, be obtained under any other provision of this Part;

  • (b) the peace officer believes on reasonable grounds that such an interception is immediately necessary to prevent an unlawful act that would cause serious harm to any person or to property; and

  • (c) either the originator of the private communication or the person intended by the originator to receive it is the person who would perform the act that is likely to cause the harm or is the victim, or intended victim, of the harm.

  • 1993, c. 40, s. 4

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