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Criminal Code

Version of section 147 from 2019-09-19 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Rescue or permitting escape

 Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who

  • (a) rescues any person from lawful custody or assists any person in escaping or attempting to escape from lawful custody,

  • (b) being a peace officer, wilfully permits a person in his lawful custody to escape, or

  • (c) being an officer of or an employee in a prison, wilfully permits a person to escape from lawful custody therein.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 147
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 49

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