Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 272 from 2005-06-28 to 2012-06-21:

Marginal note:Contravention of the Act, the regulations or agreements
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who contravenes

    • (a) a provision of this Act or the regulations;

    • (b) an obligation or a prohibition arising from this Act or the regulations;

    • (c) an order or a direction made under this Act;

    • (d) an order, direction or decision of a court made under this Act; or

    • (e) an agreement respecting environmental protection alternative measures within the meaning of section 295.

  • Marginal note:Penalties

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable

    • (a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both; and

    • (b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $300,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Application in respect of ships

    (3) For the purposes of this section, a ship is deemed to be a person in respect of every provision of this Act or the regulations that expressly applies to ships.

  • 1999, c. 33, s. 272;
  • 2005, c. 23, s. 37.
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