Some criminal offences specifically state that if they are committed by the officer of a body corporate then they along with the body corporate itself may be simultaneously processed against as well as each other.

They are further specified to be punishable on indictment to X years in prison.

Does the prison term get translated according to some scale as a fine in case of a corporate defendant?

Further, can bodies corporate be tried in magistrate as well as crown court?

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Corporations are subject to the monetary fines in the Criminal Code or relevant Act. See "Criminal Liability of Organizations: A Plain Language Guide to Bill C-45." Factors specific to the sentencing of organizations are found at s. 718.21. Corporations can be tried in both provincial courts and superior courts.

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