Criminal Code

Version of section 542 from 2003-01-01 to 2006-01-01:

Marginal note:Confession or admission of accused
  •  (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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