Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 273 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-06-21:

Marginal note:False or misleading information, etc.
  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who, with respect to any matter related to this Act or the regulations,

    • (a) provides any person with any false or misleading information, results or samples; or

    • (b) files a document that contains false or misleading information.

  • 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, if the offence is committed knowingly;

    • (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, if the offence is committed knowingly;

    • (c) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both, if the offence is committed negligently; and

    • (d) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, if the offence is committed negligently.

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