Marginal note:Damaging documents
377 (1) Every one who unlawfully
(a) destroys, defaces or injures a register, or any part of a register, of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths or burials that is required or authorized by law to be kept in Canada, or a copy or any part of a copy of such a register that is required by law to be transmitted to a registrar or other officer,
(b) inserts or causes to be inserted in a register or copy referred to in paragraph (a) an entry, that he knows is false, of any matter relating to a birth, baptism, marriage, death or burial, or erases any material part from that register or copy,
(c) destroys, damages or obliterates an election document or causes an election document to be destroyed, damaged or obliterated, or
(d) makes or causes to be made an erasure, alteration or interlineation in or on an election document,
is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
Marginal note:Definition of election document
(2) In this section, election document means any document or writing issued under the authority of an Act of Parliament or the legislature of a province with respect to an election held pursuant to the authority of that Act.
- R.S., c. C-34, s. 335
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