Criminal Code

Version of section 123 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-05-30:

Marginal note:Municipal corruption
  •  (1) Every one who

    • (a) gives, offers or agrees to give or offer to a municipal official, or

    • (b) being a municipal official, demands, accepts or offers or agrees to accept from any person,

    a loan, reward, advantage or benefit of any kind as consideration for the official

    • (c) to abstain from voting at a meeting of the municipal council or a committee thereof,

    • (d) to vote in favour of or against a measure, motion or resolution,

    • (e) to aid in procuring or preventing the adoption of a measure, motion or resolution, or

    • (f) to perform or fail to perform an official act,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Influencing municipal official

    (2) Every one who

    • (a) by suppression of the truth, in the case of a person who is under a duty to disclose the truth,

    • (b) by threats or deceit, or

    • (c) by any unlawful means,

    influences or attempts to influence a municipal official to do anything mentioned in paragraphs (1)(c) to (f) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Definition of “municipal official”

    (3) In this section, municipal official means a member of a municipal council or a person who holds an office under a municipal government.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 123;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 16.
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