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Criminal Code

Version of section 579.1 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Intervention by Attorney General of Canada

  •  (1) The Attorney General of Canada or counsel instructed by him or her for that purpose may intervene in proceedings in the following circumstances:

    • (a) the proceedings are in respect of a contravention of, a conspiracy or attempt to contravene or counselling the contravention of an Act of Parliament or a regulation made under that Act, other than this Act or a regulation made under this Act;

    • (b) the proceedings have not been instituted by an Attorney General;

    • (c) judgment has not been rendered; and

    • (d) the Attorney General of the province in which the proceedings are taken has not intervened.

  • Marginal note:Section 579 to apply

    (2) Section 579 applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to proceedings in which the Attorney General of Canada intervenes pursuant to this section.

  • 1994, c. 44, s. 60
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