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Criminal Code

Version of section 492.2 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-03-08:

Marginal note:Information re number recorder

  •  (1) A justice who is satisfied by information on oath in writing that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence under this or any other Act of Parliament has been or will be committed and that information that would assist in the investigation of the offence could be obtained through the use of a number recorder, may at any time issue a warrant authorizing a peace officer or a public officer who has been appointed or designated to administer or enforce a federal or provincial law and whose duties include the enforcement of this Act or any other Act of Parliament and who is named in the warrant

    • (a) to install, maintain and remove a number recorder in relation to any telephone or telephone line; and

    • (b) to monitor, or to have monitored, the number recorder.

  • Marginal note:Order re telephone records

    (2) When the circumstances referred to in subsection (1) exist, a justice may order that any person or body that lawfully possesses records of telephone calls originated from, or received or intended to be received at, any telephone give the records, or a copy of the records, to a person named in the order.

  • Marginal note:Other provisions to apply

    (3) Subsections 492.1(2) and (3) apply to warrants and orders issued under this section, with such modifications as the circumstances require.

  • Marginal note:Definition of “number recorder”

    (4) For the purposes of this section, number recorder means any device that can be used to record or identify the telephone number or location of the telephone from which a telephone call originates, or at which it is received or is intended to be received.

  • 1993, c. 40, s. 18
  • 1999, c. 5, s. 19
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