4. (1) The Minister may designate as an inspector for the purposes of this Act and the regulations any person who, in the Minister’s opinion, is qualified to be so designated.
Marginal note:Certificate to be produced
(2) The Minister shall furnish every inspector with a certificate of his designation as an inspector setting out the provisions of this Act, the regulations, the Convention and Annexes I and II to the Convention that the inspector is authorized to enforce, and, on boarding any vehicle or entering any place described in subsection 5(1), an inspector shall, if so required, produce the certificate to the person in charge thereof.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 9, s. 4.
Marginal note:Powers of inspectors
5. (1) In addition to any powers that he may have pursuant to the regulations, an inspector may at any reasonable time
(a) go on board any vehicle, including a ship, train, truck or aircraft, or enter any place in which he believes on reasonable grounds that
(i) there is significant evidence that the condition of a container creates an obvious risk to safety, or
(ii) a provision of this Act or the regulations has been contravened;
(b) go on board any vehicle, including a ship, train, truck or aircraft, or enter any place in which he believes on reasonable grounds there is a container, for the purpose of verifying that the container carries a valid Safety Approval Plate as required by the Convention; and
(c) examine any record or document required under the regulations to be kept, and make copies thereof or extracts therefrom.
Marginal note:Assistance to inspectors
(2) The owner or person in charge of any vehicle boarded or place entered by an inspector pursuant to subsection (1) and every person found therein shall give the inspector all reasonable assistance to enable the inspector to carry out his duties and functions under this Act and the regulations and shall furnish the inspector with any information he may reasonably require with respect to the administration of this Act and the regulations.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 9, s. 5.
Marginal note:Obstruction of inspectors
6. (1) No person shall obstruct or hinder an inspector in carrying out his duties or functions under this Act or the regulations.
Marginal note:False statements
(2) No person shall knowingly make any false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to an inspector engaged in carrying out his duties or functions under this Act or the regulations.
Marginal note:Removal, etc., of detained containers
(3) Unless authorized by an inspector, no person shall remove or interfere in any way with a container detained by an inspector pursuant to the regulations.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 9, s. 6.
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