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Criminal Code

Version of section 346 from 2003-01-01 to 2008-04-30:

Marginal note:Extortion

  •  (1) Every one commits extortion who, without reasonable justification or excuse and with intent to obtain anything, by threats, accusations, menaces or violence induces or attempts to induce any person, whether or not he is the person threatened, accused or menaced or to whom violence is shown, to do anything or cause anything to be done.

  • Marginal note:Extortion

    (1.1) Every person who commits extortion is guilty of an indictable offence and liable

    • (a) where a firearm is used in the commission of the offence, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of four years; and

    • (b) in any other case, to imprisonment for life.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (2) A threat to institute civil proceedings is not a threat for the purposes of this section.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 346
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 46
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 150
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