Canada Transportation Act

Version of section 179 from 2014-05-29 to 2017-07-31:

Marginal note:Violations
  •  (1) Every person who contravenes a provision, requirement or condition designated under section 177 commits a violation and is liable to a penalty fixed pursuant to that section.

  • Marginal note:Continuing violation

    (1.1) A violation that is committed or continued on more than one day constitutes a separate violation for each day on which it is committed or continued.

  • Marginal note:How contraventions may be proceeded with

    (2) Where any act or omission can be proceeded with as a violation or as an offence, proceedings may be commenced in respect of that act or omission as a violation or as an offence, but proceeding with it as a violation precludes proceeding with it as an offence, and proceeding with it as an offence precludes proceeding with it as a violation.

  • Marginal note:Nature of violation

    (3) For greater certainty, a violation is not an offence and, accordingly, section 126 of the Criminal Code does not apply.

  • 1996, c. 10, s. 179;
  • 2007, c. 19, s. 51(F);
  • 2014, c. 8, s. 11.
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