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National Defence Act

Version of section 302 from 2013-06-19 to 2013-10-17:

Marginal note:Offences of contempt

 Every person is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or to both, where the person

  • (a) on being duly summoned as a witness under Part II, III or IV makes default in attending;

  • (b) being in attendance as a witness in any proceeding under Part II, III or IV,

    • (i) refuses to take an oath or make a solemn affirmation legally required of that person,

    • (ii) refuses to produce any document or thing under that person’s control and required to be produced by that person, or

    • (iii) refuses to answer any question that requires an answer;

  • (c) at any proceeding under Part II, III or IV, uses insulting or threatening language or causes any interference or disturbance;

  • (d) prints observations or uses words likely to influence improperly a board of inquiry, the Grievances Committee, an Inquiry Committee established for the purpose of subsection 165.1(2) or 165.21(2), a service tribunal, a commissioner taking evidence under this Act or the Military Police Complaints Commission or any witness at any proceeding under Part II, III or IV, or to bring a proceeding under any of those Parts into disrepute; or

  • (e) displays contempt, in any other manner whatever, at any proceeding under Part II, III or IV.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 302
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 90
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 106(E)

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