Electricity and Gas Inspection Act

Version of section 33 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-07-31:

Marginal note:Other offences

 Every person who

  • (a) prevents or refuses lawful access to any meter in his possession or control,

  • (b) obstructs or hinders any examination or testing authorized by or under this Act,

  • (c) puts into service or causes to be put into service any meter contrary to subsection 9(1),

  • (d) refuses or neglects to cause any meter, being in a purchaser’s service, to be dealt with in any manner required under subsection 11(3) or section 12,

  • (e) being a contractor, contravenes subsection 6(2) or (3) or permits any meter, in default of compliance with section 12, to continue in service beyond the period within which it is required by that section to be dealt with in the manner provided thereby,

  • (f) contrary to subsection 15(1) verifies, seals, reverifies or reseals any meter or breaks or causes to be broken the seal of any meter,

  • (g) being an owner, contravenes subsection 16(2) or 22(2),

  • (h) being an accredited meter verifier, contravenes section 17,

  • (i) obstructs or hinders an inspector in executing his functions under this Act,

  • (j) not being an inspector or an accredited meter verifier, marks pursuant to regulations made under paragraph 28(1)(c), or issues a certificate as to the accuracy or condition of, any meter after it has been installed for use, or

  • (k) for the purposes of any sale by him of electricity or gas by unit of measurement, supplies electricity or gas that is, subject to prescribed limits of error, less in quantity or otherwise than the electricity or gas that he

    • (i) purports to supply, or

    • (ii) should supply on the basis of the total price charged therefor and the stated price per unit of measurement used to determine the total price,

is guilty of an offence and liable

  • (l) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or

  • (m) on indictment, to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 87, s. 32.
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