An Act to incorporate the Canadian Red Cross Society
Marginal note:False representation
4 (1) From and after the passing of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation within the jurisdiction of the Parliament of Canada to falsely and fraudulently hold himself or itself out as, or represent or pretend himself or itself to be a member of, or agent for, The Canadian Red Cross Society for the purposes of soliciting, collecting or receiving money or material.
Marginal note:Unlawful use of name, emblem, badge, etc.
(2) No person or corporation shall wear, use or display for the purposes of his or its trade or business or for the purpose of inducing the belief that he or it is a member of, or agent for The Canadian Red Cross Society, or for any other purposes whatsoever without the written consent and authority of The Canadian Red Cross Society, the heraldic emblem of the Red Cross on a white ground, or the words "Red Cross" or the Geneva Cross or any other word, mark, device or thing likely to be mistaken for them or either of them.
(3) Any person or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than one or more than five hundred dollars, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both, for each and every offence, and shall be liable to forfeit any goods, wares or merchandise upon which, or in connection with which, the said emblem or words or any coloured imitation thereof were used. The fine so collected shall be paid to The Canadian Red Cross Society.
- 1909, c. 68, s. 4
- 1922, c. 13, s. 2
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