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Aggregate sentences of imprisonment

    (1)     Where an offender is found guilty of 2 or more offences joined in the same information, complaint or indictment, the court may impose one term of imprisonment in respect of both or all of those offences but the term of imprisonment must not exceed the maximum term of imprisonment that could be imposed if a separate term were imposed in respect of each offence.

    (2)     A court must not impose one term of imprisonment under subsection (1) where one of the offences in respect of which the term of imprisonment would be imposed is an offence against section 192(3) of the Criminal Code.

    (3)     Subsection (1) does not apply if one of the offences in the information, complaint or indictment is a violent offence or a sexual offence.

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