Northern Pipeline Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-26)

Act current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

PART IVGeneral

Offences

Marginal note:Offences
  •  (1) Every person who wilfully and without lawful excuse fails to comply with

    • (a) a term or condition of a certificate of public convenience and necessity declared to be issued by subsection 21(1),

    • (b) an order issued by the Board or the designated officer in relation to such a certificate, or

    • (c) any other provision of this Act,

    is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

  • Marginal note:Officers, etc., of companies

    (2) Where a company commits an offence under this Act, any officer, director or agent of the company 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 company has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • Marginal note:Continuing offence

    (3) Where an offence under this Act is committed or continued on more than one day, it shall be deemed to be a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (4) Proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act may be instituted at any time within one year of the time the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • Marginal note:Consent of Attorney General of Canada

    (5) Proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act may not be instituted without the consent of the Attorney General of Canada.

  • 1977-78, c. 20, s. 43.

Transitional

Marginal note:Transitional

 When Part I, except sections 21, 29 and 30, ceases to be in force, any power given to the Minister, the Agency or the designated officer with respect to a certificate of public convenience and necessity declared to be issued by this Act is transferred to the Board.

  • 1977-78, c. 20, s. 44.

Termination of Part I

Marginal note:Part I ceases to apply
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), section 4 and Part I, except sections 21, 29 and 30, cease to be in force one year after the day on which leave to open the last section or part of the pipeline is given by the Board.

  • Marginal note:Extension of Act

    (2) Where, prior to the day on which leave to open the last section or part of the pipeline is given by the Board, a certificate of public convenience and necessity is issued for the construction of the lateral pipeline to transmit northern Canadian gas, referred to in the Agreement as the Dempster Line, and both Houses of Parliament, by joint resolution, direct that section 4 and that part of Part I that would cease to be in force under subsection (1) shall continue in force with such amendments as are provided in that resolution, section 4 and that part of Part I as amended by the joint resolution continue in force in accordance with that joint resolution.

  • 1977-78, c. 20, s. 45.
 
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