National Defence Act
Marginal note:Accessories to desertion and absence without leave
(a) procures, persuades, aids, assists or counsels an officer or non-commissioned member to desert or absent himself without leave, or
(b) in an emergency, aids, assists, harbours or conceals an officer or non-commissioned member who is a deserter or an absentee without leave and who does not satisfy the court that he did not know that the officer or non-commissioned member was a deserter or an absentee without leave,
is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars and not less than one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding twelve months or to both.
Marginal note:Certificate of Judge Advocate General
(2) A certificate that appears to have been signed by the Judge Advocate General, or by any person whom the Judge Advocate General may appoint for that purpose, attesting that an officer or non-commissioned member was convicted or discharged absolutely under this Act of desertion or absence without leave or that the officer or non-commissioned member was or has been continuously absent without leave for six months or more, and setting out the date of commencement and, if applicable, the duration of the desertion, absence without leave or continuous absence without leave, is for the purposes of proceedings under this section evidence of the facts attested to in that certificate.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 299
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60
- 2013, c. 24, s. 103
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