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Criminal Code

Version of section 451 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-10-05:

Marginal note:Having clippings, etc.

 Every person who, without lawful justification or excuse, has in their custody or possession gold or silver filings, clippings or bullion or gold or silver in dust, solution or otherwise, produced or obtained by impairing, diminishing or lightening a current gold or silver coin, knowing that it has been so produced or obtained, 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. 451
  • 2018, c. 29, s. 56
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 175
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