Pocket Criminal Code 2020
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9033-0
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 1890 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-08-30
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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Pocket Criminal Code contains the full text of the Criminal Code, including all the recent Criminal Code amendments and other related statutes in Canada

Pocket Criminal Code 2020 has several features that allow you to find relevant material quicker. These include:

  • A Table of Concordance for the Criminal Code. The Table links today's section number with the corresponding section as it was under the Revised Statutes of Canada 1970
  • A detailed Table of Contents to the Criminal Code and related statutes. The Table consists of part numbers and headings, the section number, the principal marginal note for the section, and the page number where the section can be found
  • A comprehensive index to the Criminal Code and related statutes
  • Updated Forms of Charges for all the major offences under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

New in this edition

Significant legislative and other developments reflected in the Pocket Criminal Code, 2020 edition, include amendments introduced by the following:

  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences related to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, S.C. 2018, c. 21 (former Bill C-46)
  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, S.C. 2018, c. 29 (former Bill C-51)
  • An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments), S.C. 2018, c. 26 (former Bill C-47)
  • Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1, S.C. 2018, c. 12 (former Bill C-74)
  • Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, S.C. 2018, c. 27 (former Bill C-86)
  • Cannabis Act, S.C. 2018, c. 16 (former Bill C-45)
  • Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act, S.C. 2018, c. 11 (former Bill C-66)
  • Updates to the Forms of Charges, authored by Gary P. Rodrigues