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Version of section 279.04 from 2019-06-21 to 2022-05-16:


Marginal note:Exploitation

  •  (1) For the purposes of sections 279.01 to 279.03, a person exploits another person if they cause them to provide, or offer to provide, labour or a service by engaging in conduct that, in all the circumstances, could reasonably be expected to cause the other person to believe that their safety or the safety of a person known to them would be threatened if they failed to provide, or offer to provide, the labour or service.

  • Marginal note:Factors

    (2) In determining whether an accused exploits another person under subsection (1), the Court may consider, among other factors, whether the accused

    • (a) used or threatened to use force or another form of coercion;

    • (b) used deception; or

    • (c) abused a position of trust, power or authority.

  • Marginal note:Organ or tissue removal

    (3) For the purposes of sections 279.01 to 279.03, a person exploits another person if they cause them, by means of deception or the use or threat of force or of any other form of coercion, to have an organ or tissue removed.

  • 2005, c. 43, s. 3
  • 2012, c. 15, s. 2
  • 2015, c. 16, s. 2(F)
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