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Version of section 340 from 2019-09-19 to 2023-03-20:

Marginal note:Destroying documents of title

 Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, for a fraudulent purpose, destroys, cancels, conceals or obliterates

  • (a) a document of title to goods or lands,

  • (b) a valuable security or testamentary instrument, or

  • (c) a judicial or official document.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 340
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 125
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