section 53

INTRODUCTION AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Section 53 of the Criminal Code sets out the offence of inciting mutiny.

SECTION WORDING

53. Every one who (a) attempts, for a traitorous or mutinous purpose, to seduce a member of the Canadian Forces from his duty and allegiance to Her Majesty, or (b) attempts to incite or to induce a member of the Canadian Forces to commit a traitorous or mutinous act, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

EXPLANATION

Section 53 dealing with inciting to mutiny has almost no judicial treatment.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q.

What is the maximum punishment available at law for the offence of inciting mutiny?

A.

Inciting mutiny is an indictable offence. The maximum punishment available upon conviction is 14 years.

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