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Concurrent and consecutive sentences—general rule

    (1)     In the absence of a direction under subsection (2), the primary sentence must be served concurrently with the existing sentence.

    (2)     The court may direct that the primary sentence be served consecutively (or partly concurrently and partly consecutively) with the existing sentence.

    (3)     This section is subject to the following provisions:

        (a)     section 38 (Sentences of imprisonment and uncompleted young offender orders);

        (b)     section 72 (Concurrent and consecutive sentences—offences while in custody or unlawfully absent);

        (c)     section 73 (Concurrent and consecutive sentences—fine default offences);

        (d)     section 80 (Intensive correction orders—concurrent and consecutive periods).

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