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Mortgage Fraud Laws in Canada

Part X of the Criminal Code / Fraudulent Transactions 

Misrepresenting Information to Obtain Mortgage Financing

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Mortgage Fraud - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms


An interest or right to a property by someone who is not the homeowner. This will adversely affects a real property's use and value.

Hybrid offence

Hybrid offences fall between a summary and an indictable offence. The Crown prosecutor chooses whether to treat the offence as a summary or indictable offence.

Indictable offence

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.

Summary offence

Summary offences are less-serious criminal offences such as disturbing the peace or unlawful assembly