194. The definitions in this section apply in this Part.
« agent de l’autorité »
“enforcement officer” means
(a) a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
(b) a member of any harbour or river police force;
(c) a member of any provincial, county or municipal police force; and
(d) any person, or member of a class of persons, designated under subsection 196(1).
« inspecteur »
“inspector” means a pleasure craft safety inspector designated under subsection 195(1).
« permis »
“licence” means a licence issued for a pleasure craft under this Part.
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
195. (1) The Minister may designate persons or classes of persons as pleasure craft safety inspectors.
(2) The Minister must furnish every inspector with a certificate of designation as a pleasure craft safety inspector authorizing the inspector to carry out inspections under sections 196 and 198.
(3) Inspectors are not personally liable for anything they do or omit to do in good faith under this Part.
196. (1) The Minister may designate persons or classes of persons as enforcement officers.
Marginal note:Inspections — general
(2) An enforcement officer may inspect a pleasure craft or any of its machinery or equipment for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any provision of this Part, other than section 197, or the regulations made under this Part, other than the regulations made under paragraph 207(1)(f), (g), (i) or (j).
Marginal note:Inspections — structural integrity
(3) An inspector may inspect a pleasure craft or any of its machinery or equipment for structural integrity or compliance with the regulations made under any of paragraphs 207(1)(f) to (m).
(4) Enforcement officers acting under subsection (2) and inspectors acting under subsection (3) may
(a) stop or board the craft at any reasonable time;
(b) direct any person to put into operation or cease operating any machinery or equipment on the craft;
(c) direct that the craft not be moved until the inspection is completed;
(d) direct any person to move the craft to a safe place if the officer or inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that it does not meet the requirements of this Part or the regulations made under this Part or exposes any person to serious danger, and direct that it not be operated until it meets those requirements or no longer exposes any person to serious danger; and
(e) direct any person to move the craft to a safe place if the officer or inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that the operator does not meet the requirements of the regulations made under this Part, and direct that the operator not operate it until the operator meets those requirements.
Marginal note:Duty to assist
(5) The owner or person in charge of a pleasure craft and every person on board shall
(a) give an officer or inspector all reasonable assistance to enable them to carry out an inspection and exercise any power conferred by this section; and
(b) produce to an officer or inspector any document, or provide them with any information, that the officer or inspector may reasonably require, for the administration of this Part or Part 5 (Navigation Services) or the regulations made under either of those Parts.
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