INTIMIDATION

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423. (1) Every one who, wrongfully and without lawful authority, for the purpose of compelling another person to abstain from doing anything that he has a lawful right to do, or to do anything that he has a lawful right to abstain from doing,

(a) uses violence or threats of violence to intimidate that person or a relative of that person by threats that, in Canada or elsewhere, violence or other injury will be done to or punishment inflicted on him or a relative of his, or that the property of any of them will be damaged,
(b) intimidates or attempts to intimidate that person or a relative of that person by threats that, in Canada or elsewhere, violence or other injury will be done to or punishment inflicted on him or a relative of his, or that the property of any of them will be damaged,
(c) persistently follows that person about from place to place,
(d) hides any tools, clothes or other property owned or used by that person, or deprives them or hinders him in the use of them,
(e) with one or more other persons, follows that person, in a disorderly manner, on a highway,
(f) besets or watches the dwelling-house or place where that person resides, works, carries on business or happens to be, or
(g) blocks or obstructs a highway,
is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

(2) A person who attends at or near or approaches a swelling-house or place, for the purpose only of obtaining or communicating information, does not watch or beset within the meaning of this section. [R.S., c.C-34, s.381; 1980-81-82-83, c.125, s.22.]


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