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Criminal Code

Version of section 210 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-20:

Marginal note:Keeping common bawdy-house

  •  (1) Every one who keeps a common bawdy-house is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • Marginal note:Landlord, inmate, etc.

    (2) Every one who

    • (a) is an inmate of a common bawdy-house,

    • (b) is found, without lawful excuse, in a common bawdy-house, or

    • (c) as owner, landlord, lessor, tenant, occupier, agent or otherwise having charge or control of any place, knowingly permits the place or any part thereof to be let or used for the purposes of a common bawdy-house,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Notice of conviction to be served on owner

    (3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1), the court shall cause a notice of the conviction to be served on the owner, landlord or lessor of the place in respect of which the person is convicted or his agent, and the notice shall contain a statement to the effect that it is being served pursuant to this section.

  • Marginal note:Duty of landlord on notice

    (4) Where a person on whom a notice is served under subsection (3) fails forthwith to exercise any right he may have to determine the tenancy or right of occupation of the person so convicted, and thereafter any person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) in respect of the same premises, the person on whom the notice was served shall be deemed to have committed an offence under subsection (1) unless he proves that he has taken all reasonable steps to prevent the recurrence of the offence.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 193

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