Police and Prosecutors
This section features training materials and legal tools to help police officers and Crown prosecutors learn about Canadian bank notes and counterfeiting offences.
These materials will help you assess suspected counterfeits and assist in your investigations. Prevention and deterrence efforts are essential in the fight against counterfeiting.
Police investigations of counterfeiting operations - on any scale - have a direct impact on halting this crime. Your actions prevent others from becoming victims, help to stop other criminal activity that is funded by counterfeiting and contribute to bringing counterfeiters to justice.
Polymer notes are at the forefront in terms of security and are bolstering police efforts to preserve Canada’s economic integrity through effective counterfeit deterrence.
Our training materials can be used to:
- Increase knowledge among police officers
- Raise awareness in the community
- Help take counterfeit bills out of circulation
Training Material to Download and/or Order
Please note: In efforts to be more environmentally friendly, there are now fewer printed materials available for order from the Bank’s website. Feel free to download our materials and review the content online.
The Bank of Canada offers free, postage-paid materials, but reserves the right to limit quantities.
The Bank may contact the requestor prior to shipping to verify that certain audience-specific resources are destined for the right users.
Legal Resources for Crown Prosecutors
To help build a case to be brought before the courts, the Bank offers trial materials, as well as resources on sentencing and information on precedents.
Trial MaterialsCounterfeit Canadian Bank Notes, by Professor Patrick Healy, McGill University Laboratory Report and Certificate of Examination (RCMP laboratory) Notice of Intent to Produce Certificate of Examiner of Counterfeit
Sentencing MaterialsSummary Table of Sentences for Counterfeiting Cases 2014 2020 - Information on the Prevalence of Counterfeiting in Canada and its Impact on Victims and Society 2020 - Affidavit on the Prevalence and Impact of Counterfeiting in Canada Admissibility of Evidence on the Prevalence of Counterfeiting and its Impact on Direct Victims and Society
Sentencing PrecedentsR. v. Al Saidi R. v. Bernard R. v. Bawania R. v. Cripps R. v. Goruk R. v. Grozell R. v. Hayden R. v. Jeyarajah R. v. Kiss R. v. Kore R. v. Lussier R. v. Martin R. v. Mihalkov R. v. Nasser R. v. Paolinelli R. v. Rafuse R. v. Senthilkumar R. v. Sponaugle R. v. Todorov R. v. Vetesnik R. v. Weber