List of Criminal Code Amendments

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed July 2021. (Rev. # 95372)

Admendments to the Criminal Code. For amendments to other legislation see List of Legislative Amendments.


There are six versions of the Criminal Code since its inception:

  • Criminal Code, 1892, S.C. 1892, c. 29
  • Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1906, c. 146
  • Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1927, c. 36
  • Criminal Code, S.C. 1953-54, c. 51
  • Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34
  • Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46

Criminal Code

Pending Amendments

2020 to Present

2010 to 2019

2000 to 2009

Amendments 1984 to 1999

Amendments Pre-1984

Unproclaimed Amendments

Act Name Citation Royal Assent In force Summary Amendment Text
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) S.C. 2015, c. 16 (Bill C-452) June 18, 2015 In force on OIC Amends s. 279.01 to 279.05 to create a presumption of culpability for those living with exploited persons. It also makes sentences under these sections consecutive.
NB: An Act to amend An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) (Bill C-38) amends the provision relating to the bill coming into force.
Full Legislative History

Failed Amendments

Versions of Criminal Code (2002 to Present)

Versions of Criminal Code as recorded by CanLII

Repealed Provisions by Part

List of Parliamentary Sessions

Legislative Sessions
  • 44th Parl., 1st session (November 22, 2021 to present)
  • 43rd Parl., 2nd session (September 23, 2020 to August 15, 2021)
  • 43rd Parl., 1st session (December 5, 2019 to August 18, 2020)
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  • 37th Parl., 1st session (January 29, 2001 to September 16, 2002)
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