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1st Session, 41st Parliament,
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
house of commons of canada
BILL C-309
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (concealment of identity)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
ALTERNATIVE TITLE
Alternative title
1. This Act may be cited as the Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act.
R.S., c. C-46
CRIMINAL CODE
2. Section 65 of the Criminal Code is re-numbered as subsection 65(1) and amended by adding the following:
Concealment of identity
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) while wearing a mask or other disguise to conceal their identity without lawful excuse is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
3. Section 66 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 66(1) and amended by adding the following:
Concealment of identity
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) while wearing a mask or other disguise to conceal their identity without lawful excuse is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
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