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Criminal Code

Version of section 385 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Fraudulent concealment of title documents

  •  (1) Every one who, being a vendor or mortgagor of property or of a chose in action or being a solicitor for or agent of a vendor or mortgagor of property or a chose in action, is served with a written demand for an abstract of title by or on behalf of the purchaser or mortgagee before the completion of the purchase or mortgage, and who

    • (a) with intent to defraud and for the purpose of inducing the purchaser or mortgagee to accept the title offered or produced to him, conceals from him any settlement, deed, will or other instrument material to the title, or any encumbrance on the title, or

    • (b) falsifies any pedigree on which the title depends,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • Marginal note:Consent required

    (2) No proceedings shall be instituted under this section without the consent of the Attorney General.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 343

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