Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Criminal Code

Version of section 291 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Punishment

  •  (1) Every one who commits bigamy is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Certificate of marriage

    (2) For the purposes of this section, a certificate of marriage issued under the authority of law is evidence of the marriage or form of marriage to which it relates without proof of the signature or official character of the person by whom it purports to be signed.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 255

Date modified: