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Criminal Code

Version of section 295 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-07-16:

Marginal note:Marriage contrary to law

 Every one who, being lawfully authorized to solemnize marriage, knowingly and wilfully solemnizes a marriage in contravention of the laws of the province in which the marriage is solemnized is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 259
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