2nd Session, 36th Parliament,
48 Elizabeth II, 1999

THE SENATE OF CANADA

BILL S-9

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (abuse of process)


Summary

This enactment creates three new offences in the Criminal Code making it an offence for counsel in judicial proceedings to

(a) make public statements outside the tribunal that are known by counsel to be false or that counsel failed to take reasonable measures to ascertain were false;

(b) institute or proceed with proceedings known by counsel to be brought primarily to intimidate or injure another person; or

(c) knowingly to deceive or participate in deceiving the tribunal or to rely on false, deceptive, exaggerated or inflamatory documents.