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Criminal Code

Version of section 180 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Common nuisance

  •  (1) Every one who commits a common nuisance and thereby

    • (a) endangers the lives, safety or health of the public, or

    • (b) causes physical injury to any person,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • Marginal note:Definition

    (2) For the purposes of this section, every one commits a common nuisance who does an unlawful act or fails to discharge a legal duty and thereby

    • (a) endangers the lives, safety, health, property or comfort of the public; or

    • (b) obstructs the public in the exercise or enjoyment of any right that is common to all the subjects of Her Majesty in Canada.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 176

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