Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act

Version of section 20 from 2002-12-31 to 2011-11-28:

Marginal note:Contraventions of sections 4 to 9
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2.1), every dealer who contravenes any of sections 4 to 9 is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $5,000; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

  • Marginal note:Contravention of other provisions or regulations

    (2) Subject to subsection (2.1), every person who contravenes any provision of this Act, other than any of sections 4 to 9, or any regulation made under paragraph 18(1)(d), (e) or (h), is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

  • Marginal note:Offences relating to food

    (2.1) Every person who contravenes a provision referred to in subsection (1) or (2) as that provision relates to food, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $250,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Criminal liability of officers, etc., of corporations

    (3) Where a corporation commits an offence under this Act, any officer, director or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-38, s. 20;
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 43.
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