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National Defence Act

Version of section 118 from 2022-06-20 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Definition of tribunal

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section and section 119, tribunal includes a court martial, a military judge, an officer conducting a summary hearing, the Grievances Committee, the Military Judges Inquiry Committee, the Military Police Complaints Commission, a board of inquiry, a commissioner taking evidence under this Act and any inquiry committee established under regulations.

  • Marginal note:Contempt

    (2) Every person who

    • (a) being duly summoned or ordered to attend as a witness before a tribunal, fails to attend or to remain in attendance,

    • (b) refuses to take an oath or make a solemn affirmation lawfully required by a tribunal to be taken or made,

    • (c) refuses to produce any document in the power or control of, and lawfully required by a tribunal to be produced by, that person,

    • (d) refuses when a witness to answer any question to which a tribunal may lawfully require an answer,

    • (e) uses insulting or threatening language before, or causes any interruption or disturbance in the proceedings of, a tribunal, or

    • (f) commits any other contempt of a tribunal

    is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to imprisonment for less than two years or to less punishment.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 118
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 32
  • 2013, c. 24, ss. 17, 106(E)
  • 2019, c. 15, s. 8

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