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

Act current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Failure to stop vehicle or proceed as directed

 Every operator of a vehicle is guilty of an offence if they wilfully fail

  • (a) to bring the vehicle to a stop in accordance with any order or direction given under subsection 18(1) by a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or of any provincial or municipal police force; or

  • (b) to proceed with the vehicle to an appropriate place in accordance with any order or direction given under subsection 18(2) by an inspector.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 32;
  • 2011, c. 3, s. 23.
Marginal note:Short measure on sale
  •  (1) Every person who sells or offers for sale any commodity, by number or unit of measurement, is guilty of an offence if the quantity of the commodity that that person delivers or offers for sale is, subject to prescribed limits of error, less than the quantity that that person

    • (a) purports to sell or offer for sale; or

    • (b) should deliver or offer for sale on the basis of

      • (i) the total price paid or to be paid for the commodity, and

      • (ii) the stated price per number or unit of measurement.

  • Marginal note:Over measure on purchase

    (2) Every person who determines or exercises control over the determination of the quantity of a commodity that that person purchases or offers to purchase by number or unit of measurement is guilty of an offence if the quantity of the commodity that that person receives or offers to purchase is, subject to prescribed limits of error, greater than the quantity that that person

    • (a) purports to purchase or offer to purchase; or

    • (b) should receive or offer to purchase on the basis of

      • (i) the total price paid or offered to be paid for the commodity, and

      • (ii) the stated price per number or unit of measurement.

  • Marginal note:Application of subsection (1)

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to any commodity that is packaged on the basis of measure or labelled in terms of a unit of measurement as required or authorized by or under any other Act of Parliament.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 33;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 53(E).
Marginal note:Short service
  •  (1) Every person who provides a service on the basis of any unit of measurement or the use of a facility on the basis of a unit of measurement of time is guilty of an offence if the amount of service that that person provides or the time for which that person provides the use of the facility is, subject to prescribed limits of error, less than

    • (a) the amount of service that that person purports to provide or the time for which that person purports to provide the use of the facility; or

    • (b) the amount of service that that person should provide or the time for which that person should provide the use of the facility on the basis of

      • (i) the total price charged or demanded for the service or the use of the facility, and

      • (ii) the stated price per unit of measurement.

  • Marginal note:Over measure re service

    (2) Every person who determines or exercises control over the determination of the amount of a service that that person receives on the basis of any unit of measurement or the time for which that person receives the use of a facility on the basis of a unit of measurement of time is guilty of an offence if the amount of service that that person receives or the time for which that person receives the use of the facility is, subject to prescribed limits of error, greater than

    • (a) the amount of service that that person purports to receive or the time for which that person purports to receive the use of the facility; or

    • (b) the amount of service that that person should receive or the time for which that person should receive the use of the facility on the basis of

      • (i) the total price paid or offered to be paid for the service or the use of the facility, and

      • (ii) the stated price per unit of measurement.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 34;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 50.