Criminal Code (Canada)

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The Criminal Code (Code criminel) is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.wikipedia
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Firearms regulation in Canada

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Important Canadian criminal laws not forming part of the code include the Firearms Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Contraventions Act.
Amendments to the Criminal Code between the 1890s and the 1970s introduced a series of minor controls on firearms.

Youth Criminal Justice Act

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Important Canadian criminal laws not forming part of the code include the Firearms Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Contraventions Act.

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In that role he was the driving force behind the enactment of the Canadian Criminal Code.

Constitution Act, 1867

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Section 91(27) of the Constitution Act, 1867 establishes the sole jurisdiction of Parliament over criminal law in Canada.
It was on this authority that Parliament enacted and amends the Criminal Code.

Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968–69

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The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968–69 was an omnibus bill that introduced major changes to the Canadian Criminal Code.

Common law offence

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In Canada the consolidation of criminal law in the Criminal Code, enacted in 1953, involved the abolition of all common law offences except contempt of court (preserved by section 9 of the Code) and contempt of Parliament (preserved by section 18 of the Constitution Act, 1867).

Contempt of court

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In Canada, contempt of court is an exception to the general principle that all criminal offences are set out in the federal Criminal Code.

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The Parliament of Canada used a version of Stephen's Draft Bill revised and augmented by George Burbidge, at the time Judge of the Exchequer Court of Canada, to codify its criminal law in 1892 as the ''Criminal Code, 1892.

Canada Evidence Act

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Important Canadian criminal laws not forming part of the code include the Firearms Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Contraventions Act.
The Act also applies in the provincial courts when they hear and determine matters under federal laws, notably under the Criminal Code, a federal statute.

Section 98

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98) of the Criminal Code of Canada was a law enacted after the Winnipeg general strike of 1919 banning "unlawful associations."

George Burbidge

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In his early years as a judge, he published A Digest of the Criminal Law of Canada, which heavily influenced the groundbreaking Criminal Code, enacted by the federal Parliament in 1892.

Criminal law of Canada

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Most criminal laws have been codified in the Criminal Code, as well as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act and several other peripheral statutes.

Codification (law)

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The Criminal Code (Code criminel) is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.

Crime

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The Criminal Code (Code criminel) is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.

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The Criminal Code (Code criminel) is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.

Parliament of Canada

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Section 91(27) of the Constitution Act, 1867 establishes the sole jurisdiction of Parliament over criminal law in Canada.

Common law

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The Criminal Code contains some defences, but most are part of the common law rather than statute.

Statute

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The Criminal Code contains some defences, but most are part of the common law rather than statute.

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

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Important Canadian criminal laws not forming part of the code include the Firearms Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Contraventions Act.

Food and Drugs Act

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Important Canadian criminal laws not forming part of the code include the Firearms Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Contraventions Act.

Contraventions Act

Important Canadian criminal laws not forming part of the code include the Firearms Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Contraventions Act.

Search warrant

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The main body is followed by schedules (i.e. appendices) relating to some of the above-mentioned Parts and a series of prescribed legal forms, such as Form 5 which sets out the proper legal wording for a search warrant.