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Criminal Code

Version of section 734.4 from 2019-12-18 to 2022-08-08:


Marginal note:Proceeds to go to provincial treasurer

  •  (1) If a fine or forfeiture is imposed or an amount set out in an undertaking, release order or recognizance is forfeited and no provision, other than this section, is made by law for the application of the proceeds, the proceeds belong to Her Majesty in right of the province in which the fine or forfeiture was imposed or the amount was forfeited, and shall be paid by the person who receives them to the treasurer of that province.

  • Marginal note:Proceeds to go to Receiver General for Canada

    (2) The proceeds described in subsection (1) belong to Her Majesty in right of Canada and must be paid by the person who receives them to the Receiver General if, as the case may be,

    • (a) the fine or forfeiture is imposed

      • (i) in respect of a contravention of a revenue law of Canada,

      • (ii) in respect of a breach of duty or malfeasance in office by an officer or employee of the Government of Canada, or

      • (iii) in respect of any proceedings instituted at the instance of the Government of Canada in which that government bears the costs of prosecution; or

    • (b) an amount set out in an undertaking, release order or recognizance is forfeited in connection with proceedings mentioned in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Direction for payment to municipality

    (3) If a provincial, municipal or local authority bears, in whole or in part, the expense of administering the law under which a fine or forfeiture is imposed or under which proceedings are taken in which an amount set out in an undertaking, release order or recognizance is forfeited,

    • (a) the lieutenant governor in council of a province may direct that the proceeds that belong to Her Majesty in right of the province shall be paid to that authority; and

    • (b) the Governor in Council may direct that the proceeds that belong to Her Majesty in right of Canada shall be paid to that authority.

  • 1995, c. 22, s. 6
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 300
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