Marginal note:Confession or admission of accused
542 (1) Nothing in this Act prevents a prosecutor giving in evidence at a preliminary inquiry any admission, confession or statement made at any time by the accused that by law is admissible against him.
Marginal note:Restriction of publication of reports of preliminary inquiry
(2) Every one who publishes in any newspaper, or broadcasts, a report that any admission or confession was tendered in evidence at a preliminary inquiry or a report of the nature of such admission or confession so tendered in evidence unless
(a) the accused has been discharged, or
(b) if the accused has been ordered to stand trial, the trial has ended,
is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Marginal note:Definition of “newspaper”
(3) In this section, newspaper has the same meaning as in section 297.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 542;
- R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 101(E).
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