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Criminal Code

Version of section 356 from 2003-01-01 to 2010-01-07:

Marginal note:Theft from mail

  •  (1) Every one who

    • (a) steals

      • (i) any thing sent by post, after it is deposited at a post office and before it is delivered,

      • (ii) a bag, sack or other container or covering in which mail is conveyed, whether or not it contains mail, or

      • (iii) a key suited to a lock adopted for use in the Canada Post Corporation, or

    • (b) has in his possession anything in respect of which he knows that an offence has been committed under paragraph (a),

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

  • Marginal note:Allegation of value not necessary

    (2) In proceedings for an offence under this section it is not necessary to allege in the indictment or to prove on the trial that anything in respect of which the offence was committed had any value.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 314
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 56

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