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

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2011-11-29. Previous Versions

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 the duties and functions of the inspector under this Act is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Misleading statements

    (2) Every person who knowingly makes any false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to an inspector who is engaged in carrying out the duties and functions of the inspector under this Act is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Interference with seized devices or commodities

    (3) Every person who, without the permission of an inspector, removes, alters or interferes in any way with any device, commodity or other thing seized and detained by an inspector under section 39 is guilty of an offence.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 31.
Marginal note:Failure to stop conveyance or proceed as directed

 Every operator of a motor vehicle or other conveyance is guilty of an offence if the operator wilfully fails

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

  • (b) to proceed with the conveyance, in accordance with any order or direction given pursuant to section 18 by an inspector, to an appropriate place where an inspection may be made by an inspector.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 32.
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).