Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act
Marginal note:Attendance of witnesses, etc.
50 (1) Every person commits an offence punishable on summary conviction who
(a) on being duly summoned as a witness or otherwise under this Act, makes default in attending;
(b) being in attendance as a witness in any proceeding under this Act,
(i) refuses to take an oath or solemn affirmation required of that person,
(ii) refuses to produce any document or thing under that person’s control or in that person’s possession and required to be produced by that person, or
(iii) refuses to answer any question;
(c) at any proceeding under this Act uses insulting or threatening language or causes any interference or disturbance;
(d) without lawful justification or excuse, prints observations or uses words in relation to an ongoing criminal, civil or administrative action or proceeding with intent
(i) to injure the reputation of a member of a board of inquiry under Part I, the Committee under Part III, IV or V, an adjudication board under Part IV, a discharge and demotion board under Part V or the Commission under Part VII or VII.2 or a witness before any of those entities by exposing that member or witness to contempt, insult or ridicule, or
(ii) to dissuade a witness in any proceedings before an entity referred to in subparagraph (i) from testifying; or
(e) fails to comply with an order made under subsection 45.1(7).
(1.1) Paragraph (1)(a) and subparagraphs (1)(b)(ii) and (iii) do not apply to a designated officer as defined in subsection 45.88(1) who was appointed under subsection 8(1) of the Integrated Cross-border Law Enforcement Operations Act.
(2) Every person who is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) is liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or to both.
- R.S., 1985, c. R-10, s. 50
- R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 21
- 2013, c. 18, ss. 40, 77, 78, 83, 84
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