National Defence Act
Marginal note:Accessories to desertion and absence without leave
299 (1) Every person who
(a) procures, persuades, aids, assists or counsels an officer or non-commissioned member to desert or absent himself without leave, or
(b) in an emergency, aids, assists, harbours or conceals an officer or non-commissioned member who is a deserter or an absentee without leave and who does not satisfy the court that he did not know that the officer or non-commissioned member was a deserter or an absentee without leave,
is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars and not less than one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding twelve months or to both.
Marginal note:Certificate of conviction of deserter or absentee
(2) A certificate signed by the Judge Advocate General, or such person as the Judge Advocate General may appoint for that purpose, that an officer or non-commissioned member was convicted under this Act of desertion or absence without leave or had been continuously absent without leave for six months or more, and setting out the date of commencement and the duration of the desertion, absence without leave or continuous absence without leave, is for the purposes of proceedings under this section evidence that the officer or non-commissioned member was a deserter or absentee without leave during the period referred to in the certificate.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 299
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60
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