Criminal Code

Version of section 423.1 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-07-22:

Marginal note:Intimidation of a justice system participant or a journalist
  •  (1) No person shall, without lawful authority, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) with the intent to provoke a state of fear in

    • (a) a group of persons or the general public in order to impede the administration of criminal justice;

    • (b) a justice system participant in order to impede him or her in the performance of his or her duties; or

    • (c) a journalist in order to impede him or her in the transmission to the public of information in relation to a criminal organization.

  • Marginal note:Prohibited conduct

    (2) The conduct referred to in subsection (1) consists of

    • (a) using violence against a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them or destroying or causing damage to the property of any of those persons;

    • (b) threatening to engage in conduct described in paragraph (a) in Canada or elsewhere;

    • (c) persistently or repeatedly following a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them, including following that person in a disorderly manner on a highway;

    • (d) repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them; and

    • (e) besetting or watching the place where a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them resides, works, attends school, carries on business or happens to be.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (3) Every person who contravenes this section is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than fourteen years.

  • 2001, c. 32, s. 11.
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