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THE

CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION

AND

AMENDMENT ACTS

OF

1869, 32-33 Vict.

FOR THE

DOMINION OF CANADA, Lau's, sto

AS AMENDED AND IN FORCE
ON THE 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1874, IN THE PROVINCES

OF ONTARIO, QUEBEC, Nova Scotia, New BRUNSWICK,
MANITOBA, AND, ON THE 1ST DAY OF JANUARY, 1875, IN
BRITISH COLUMBIA,

WITH

Notes, &ommentaries. Precedents of indietüents, ģe., ģe.. .

BY

HENRI ELZÉAR TASCHEREAU,

ONE OF THE JUDGES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

VOL. I.

;:;:; ; ; Mokysea!:, ,; iii
PRINTED BY THE LOVELL PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY.

1874,

L 9626

AUG 9 1934

Entered according to Act of the parliament of Canada, in the year of our

Lord, one thousand eight bundred and seventy-four, by Henri ELZÉAR TASCHEREAU, in the office of the Minister of Agriculture.

PREFACE.

The following pages are hardly anything else but a compilation. They may, nevertheless, perhaps prove useful.

They will be found to contain the full text of the Crimi. nal Statutes Consolidation Acts of 1869, with a synopsis, under each clause, of the law and the rules of pleading, practice and evidence applicable to it.

It will be found that no reference is made, except in very few instances, to the Criminal Statutory Law in force, in each of the Provinces, before Confederation. This has been thought the best mode to ensure, for the work, an equal usefulness throughout the whole of the Dominion. For the same object, no citations of cases decided and reported in each of the Provinces will generally be met with. With Mr. Clarke's valuable book, this would, moreover, have been superfluous.

However, it has not been forgotten that,

Longum iter est per præcepta,
Breve et efficax per exempla, --Seneca.

and the reported English Crown cases down to July last will be found numerously cited and largely made use of: it cannot be denied that the weight of their authority and their practical importance, for the Dominion of Canada, have been largely increased by the enactment of the Crimi

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