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Criminal Code

Version of section 300 from 2019-09-19 to 2022-09-11:

Marginal note:Punishment of libel known to be false

 Every person who publishes a defamatory libel that they know is false is guilty of

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

  • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 300
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 118
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