Glossary of Legal Terms
Canadian Bar Association
The leading professional association for lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students in Canada.
Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.
Foreign public official
Can include a person who holds a legislative, administrative or judicial position of a foreign jurisdiction. The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act makes is a crime to bribe them.
Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.