Weights and Measures Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. W-6)

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Non-compliance with regulations by trader

 Every trader is guilty of an offence who uses, or has in his possession for use, in trade, any device that

  • (a) is not installed in accordance with the requirements of the regulations; or

  • (b) does not measure units of measurement within the limits of error prescribed.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 24;
  • 2011, c. 3, s. 21(F).
Marginal note:Examination within prescribed period

 Every trader who fails to cause a device to be examined as required by subsection 15(1) is guilty of an offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 25;
  • 2011, c. 3, s. 22.
Marginal note:Unlawful disposition of devices
  •  (1) Every dealer is guilty of an offence who sells or otherwise disposes of, or leases, any device that

    • (a) has not been marked as prescribed;

    • (b) in the case of a static measure, is not of a class, type or design that has been approved for use in trade pursuant to section 3; or

    • (c) in the case of a device other than a static measure, has not been examined in the manner and circumstances prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Importation of devices

    (2) Every dealer or trader who in the course of the business of that dealer or trader imports into Canada any device, other than a static measure, without notifying the Minister as prescribed is guilty of an offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 26;
  • 2011, c. 3, s. 29, c. 21, s. 158.
Marginal note:Alteration, adjustment and replacement of odometers
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) alters or adjusts the odometer of a motor vehicle in such a manner that as a result of the alteration or adjustment the total distance indicated on the odometer is other than the total distance travelled by that vehicle; or

    • (b) replaces the odometer of a motor vehicle without setting the replacement odometer to the total distance travelled by the vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) No person shall be convicted of an offence

    • (a) under paragraph (1)(a) if that person establishes that

      • (i) the alteration or adjustment was reasonably necessary for the purpose of making repairs to the odometer or to any other part of the motor vehicle related thereto, and

      • (ii) it was reasonably impracticable to re-set the odometer to the total distance indicated thereon prior to the alteration or adjustment; or

    • (b) under paragraph (1)(b) if that person establishes that

      • (i) the replacement was reasonably necessary because the odometer was defective, and

      • (ii) it was reasonably impracticable to set the replacement odometer to the total distance indicated on the odometer that was replaced.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 27;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 202.