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Criminal Code

Version of section 294 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Pretending to solemnize marriage

 Every one who

  • (a) solemnizes or pretends to solemnize a marriage without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, or

  • (b) procures a person to solemnize a marriage knowing that he is not lawfully authorized to solemnize the marriage,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 258
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