Citizenship Act

Version of section 29 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-06-10:

Marginal note:Definition of “certificate”
  •  (1) For the purposes of this section, certificate means a certificate of citizenship, a certificate of naturalization or a certificate of renunciation.

  • Marginal note:Offences and punishment

    (2) A person who

    • (a) for any of the purposes of this Act makes any false representation, commits fraud or knowingly conceals any material circumstances,

    • (b) obtains or uses a certificate of another person in order to personate that other person,

    • (c) knowingly permits his certificate to be used by another person to personate himself, or

    • (d) traffics in certificates or has in his possession any certificate for the purpose of trafficking,

    is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) A person who

    • (a) without lawful authority issues or alters a certificate,

    • (b) counterfeits a certificate, or

    • (c) uses, acts on or causes or attempts to cause any person to use or act on a certificate, knowing it to have been unlawfully issued or altered or to have been counterfeited,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) A person who contravenes any provision of this Act or the regulations for the contravention of which no fine or imprisonment is provided in this Act is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 108, s. 28.
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