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Criminal Code

Version of section 735 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-03-30:

Marginal note:Fines on corporations

  •  (1) A corporation that is convicted of an offence is liable, in lieu of any imprisonment that is prescribed as punishment for that offence, to be fined in an amount, except where otherwise provided by law,

    • (a) that is in the discretion of the court, where the offence is an indictable offence; or

    • (b) not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, where the offence is a summary conviction offence.

  • Marginal note:Application of certain provisions — fines

    (1.1) A court that imposes a fine under subsection (1) or under any other Act of Parliament shall make an order that clearly sets out

    • (a) the amount of the fine;

    • (b) the manner in which the fine is to be paid;

    • (c) the time or times by which the fine, or any portion of it, must be paid; and

    • (d) any other terms respecting the payment of the fine that the court deems appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Effect of filing order

    (2) Section 734.6 applies, with any modifications that are required, when a corporate offender fails to pay the fine in accordance with the terms of the order.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 735
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 18(F), c. 23 (4th Supp.), s. 7
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 6
  • 1999, c. 5, s. 37

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