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Criminal Code

Version of section 295 from 2019-09-19 to 2023-03-06:

Marginal note:Marriage contrary to law

 Every person who, being lawfully authorized to solemnize marriage, knowingly solemnizes a marriage in contravention of federal law or the laws of the province in which the marriage is solemnized is guilty of

  • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 295
  • 2015, c. 29, s. 10
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 117
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