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Section 449 of the Criminal Code of Canada states that anyone who makes or begins to make counterfeit money is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.
Subsection 462(1) of the Criminal Code states that anything used or intended to be used to make counterfeit money belongs to Her Majesty. A peace officer may seize any machine, tool, instrument, or item that was used, intended to be used, or adapted, to make counterfeit money and forward it to the Minister of Finance for disposal.
Reproducing anything in the likeness of a current bank note is an offence under the Criminal Code
Section 457 of the Criminal Code provides that anyone who makes, publishes, prints, executes, issues, distributes, or circulates, including by electronic or computer-assisted means, anything in the likeness of a current bank note is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months and a maximum fine of $2,000.
No one shall be convicted of the above offence if the likeness of the Canadian bank note is
2. less than 3/4 or greater than 1 1/2 times the length or width of the bank note; and
3. in black and white or only one-sided.