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Public Mischief


Please read the following excerpt from Section 140 (Public Mischief) of the Criminal Code of Canada

  1. Every one commits public mischief who, with the intent to mislead, causes a peace officer to enter on or continue an investigation by

    1. making a false statement that accuses some other person of having committed an offence;
    2. doing anything intended to cause some other person to be suspected of having committed an offence that the other person has not committed, or to divert suspicion from himself;
    3. reporting that an offence has been committed when it has not been committed; or
    4. Reporting or in any other way making it known or causing it to be made known that he or some other person has died when he or that other person has not died.

  2. Every one who commits public mischief

    1. is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
    2. is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
    3. is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

The information provided on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that providing false information could make me subject to prosecution under the Criminal Code of Canada.