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The Criminal Code of Canada

264:(1) “No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly as to whether the other person is harassed, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.”


Prohibited Conduct

a)repeatedly following from place to place the other person or anyone known to them;

b)repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, the other person or anyone known to them;

c)besetting or watching the dwelling-house, or place where the other person, or anyone known to them, resides, works, carries on business or happens to be; or

d)engaging in threatening conduct directed at the other person or any member of their family.


Every person who contravenes this section is guilty of:

a)an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or

b)an offence punishable on summary conviction.


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