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Infanticide Laws in Canada

Part VIII of the Criminal Code / Against the Person and Reputation

Specific to Women / Death of a Newborn Child

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

Infanticide - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Culpable homicide

Murder, manslaughter or infanticide where the death was caused by an intentional act or criminal negligence.


When a person causes the death of another or intentionally inflicts bodily harm they know is likely to cause death and they are not acting in the course of self-defence.

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.

Infanticide - Tagged With:
Code Citations: s.233
Infanticide - Referenced Links