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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Marginal note:Punishment for defamatory libel

 Every person who publishes a defamatory libel is guilty of

  • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 301
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 118
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