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Version of section 542 from 2006-01-02 to 2020-06-17:


Marginal note:Confession or admission of accused

  •  (1) Nothing in this Act prevents a prosecutor giving in evidence at a preliminary inquiry any admission, confession or statement made at any time by the accused that by law is admissible against him.

  • Marginal note:Restriction of publication of reports of preliminary inquiry

    (2) Every one who publishes in any document, or broadcasts or transmits in any way, a report that any admission or confession was tendered in evidence at a preliminary inquiry or a report of the nature of such admission or confession so tendered in evidence unless

    • (a) the accused has been discharged, or

    • (b) if the accused has been ordered to stand trial, the trial has ended,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2005, c. 32, s. 19]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 542
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 101(E)
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 19
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