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

Act current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Ticket-printing devices

 Every person who, in trade, uses or has control of a device that indicates by number or unit of measurement the quantity of a commodity being measured for sale by means of a removable ticket, card or similar record is guilty of an offence if that person allows the ticket, card or similar record to remain in that device at any time other than the time at which the quantity of the commodity is being measured.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 28.
Marginal note:Alterations, adjustments and repairs of devices

 Every person is guilty of an offence who

  • (a) repairs a device that that person has received from a trader and allows that device to leave his possession

    • (i) before it has been examined and marked in accordance with this Act and the regulations, or

    • (ii) before that person has given written notice to an inspector in the form and manner prescribed;

  • (b) in such manner or in such circumstances as may be prescribed, alters, adjusts or repairs a device that that person knows or might reasonably be expected to know is or is to be used in trade and does not report the alteration, adjustment or repair in the manner prescribed; or

  • (c) alters any device that is or is to be used in trade in such a manner that it ceases to meet the requirements of this Act and the regulations.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 29;
  • 2011, c. 3, s. 29.
Marginal note:Removing or breaking marks and seals
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every person who removes any marking or tag or wilfully breaks any seal that has been placed on or attached to a device that is or is to be used in trade is guilty of an offence if that marking, tag or seal has been placed on or attached to the device by an inspector or by any person who has altered, adjusted or repaired that device.

  • Marginal note:Where removal or breaking is not an offence

    (2) No person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if that person

    • (a) removes any marking or tag or breaks any seal referred to in that subsection for the purpose of altering, adjusting or repairing a device; and

    • (b) reports, in the manner prescribed, the removal of the marking or tag or the breaking of the seal.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 30.
Marginal note:Obstructing inspector
  •  (1) Every person who obstructs or hinders an inspector in carrying out their functions under this Act is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Misleading statements

    (2) Every person who knowingly makes a false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, in connection with any matter under this Act, to an inspector who is carrying out their functions under this Act is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Interference with seized thing

    (3) Every person who, without an inspector’s permission, removes, alters or interferes in any way with anything seized and detained by an inspector under paragraph 17(1)(c) is guilty of an offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 31;
  • 2011, c. 3, s. 23.