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Version of section 294 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Pretending to solemnize marriage

 Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who

  • (a) solemnizes or pretends to solemnize a marriage without lawful authority; or

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

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 294
  • 2018, c. 29, s. 29
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 116
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