Agricultural Marketing Programs Act (S.C. 1997, c. 20)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-05-15. Previous Versions

Offences and Punishment

Marginal note:Information relating to advance guarantees
  •  (1) An administrator commits an offence if, for the purpose of obtaining a guarantee from the Minister under Part I or evading compliance with any obligation relating to the guarantee, the administrator

    • (a) gives false or misleading information to the Minister; or

    • (b) fails to disclose any relevant information to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Information relating to guaranteed advances

    (2) A person commits an offence if, for the purpose of obtaining a guaranteed advance under Part I, or evading, or helping someone evade, compliance with an undertaking to repay it, the person

    • (a) gives false or misleading information to an administrator or to the Minister; or

    • (b) fails to disclose any relevant information to an administrator or to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Deductions and entries in permit books

    (3) A person who contravenes section 17 commits an offence.

  • Marginal note:Use of document

    (4) A person who uses a document in contravention of section 18 commits an offence.

  • 1997, c. 20, s. 34;
  • 2006, c. 3, s. 15.
Marginal note:Information relating to price guarantee agreements
  •  (1) A marketing agency commits an offence if, for the purpose of negotiating a price guarantee agreement, or obtaining a payment or evading compliance with any obligation under the agreement, the marketing agency

    • (a) gives false or misleading information to the Minister; or

    • (b) fails to disclose any relevant information to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Information relating to payments

    (2) A person commits an offence if, for the purpose of obtaining a payment under Part II, the person

    • (a) gives false or misleading information to a marketing agency or to the Minister; or

    • (b) fails to disclose any relevant information to a marketing agency or to the Minister.

Marginal note:Non-compliance with information requirements
  •  (1) A person who does not comply with a requirement to provide information under paragraph 31(1)(d) commits an offence.

  • Marginal note:Evidence of requirements

    (2) In a prosecution under subsection (1), evidence of a requirement may be given by the production of a copy of the requirement appearing to be certified as a copy by the Minister or another official of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Marginal note:Punishment

 A producer, administrator, marketing agency or other person who commits an offence under this Act is

  • (a) if the offence is committed wilfully, liable on proceedings by way of indictment to a fine of not more than $500,000, to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years, or to both; and

  • (b) in any other case, liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more that $10,000, to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.