In addition to corruption offenses, the Criminal Code also punishes active and passive influence peddling. 

In particular, pursuant to Article 346-bis of the Criminal Code, an individual is guilty of influence peddling where he or she, by exploiting or claiming a real or apparent influence on a public official or a person in charge of a public service, (a) improperly requires, or solicits a promise to give, money or other financial advantage (b) as the price for his or her own unlawful intermediation or for the payment of the public official or a person in charge of a public service, (c) in order for that public official or person in charge of a public service to act contrary to his or her duties or to omit or delay an act of his or her duties. A person who improperly gives or promises money or other financial advantage is also guilty under the same Article.

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