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Old Age Security Act

Version of section 44 from 2010-04-01 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Offences

  •  (1) Every person who

    • (a) knowingly makes a false or misleading statement in any application or statement required or permitted by this Act or makes any such application or statement that by reason of any non-disclosure of facts is false or misleading or obtains any benefit payment by false pretences, or

    • (b) being the payee thereof, negotiates or attempts to negotiate any cheque to which that person is not entitled,

    • (c) [Repealed, 1998, c. 21, s. 118]

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Form of information or complaint

    (2) No information or complaint for an offence under this Act is open to objection on the ground that the information or complaint is for more than one matter of complaint or that it relates to more than one offence.

  • Marginal note:Limitation period

    (3) Any proceedings under this Act in respect of an offence may be commenced at any time within, but not later than, five years after the Minister becomes aware of the subject-matter of the proceedings.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (4) No proceeding shall be commenced under this section or the Criminal Code for an act or omission if a penalty for that act or omission has been imposed under section 44.1.

  • R.S., 1985, c. O-9, s. 44
  • 1997, c. 40, s. 106
  • 1998, c. 21, s. 118

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