Canada Agricultural Products Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 20 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2005-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Recovery of fines

 Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act and a fine imposed as punishment is not paid when required, the prosecutor may, by filing the conviction, enter as a judgment the amount of the fine and costs, if any, in the superior court of the province in which the trial was held, and the judgment is enforceable against the convicted person in the same manner as if it were a judgment obtained by Her Majesty in right of Canada against the person in that court in civil proceedings.

Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporations

 Where a corporation commits an offence under this Act, any officer, director or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to or acquiesced or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

Marginal note:Offences by employees or agents

 In any prosecution for an offence under this Act, it is sufficient proof of the offence to establish that it was committed by an employee or agent of the accused, whether or not the employee or agent is identified or has been prosecuted for the offence, unless the accused establishes that the offence was committed without the knowledge or consent of the accused and that the accused exercised all due diligence to prevent its commission.

Marginal note:Venue

 A prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted, heard and determined

  • (a) in the place where the offence was committed or the subject-matter of the prosecution arose;

  • (b) where the accused was apprehended; or

  • (c) where the accused happens to be or is carrying on business.

Marginal note:Unpaid fees or charges

 Where any fees or charges imposed under this Act or the regulations, or any interest thereon, are unpaid, they may be recovered from the person on whom they were imposed as a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

EVIDENCE

Marginal note:Admissibility of certain documents
  •  (1) In any proceedings for a violation, or for an offence under this Act, a certificate or report of an analyst, inspector or grader, purporting to have been signed by the analyst, inspector or grader, and stating the results of the relevant analysis, inspection or grading, is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate or report and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the matters asserted in the certificate or report.

  • Marginal note:Copies of documents

    (2) In any proceedings for a violation, or for an offence under this Act, a copy of or an extract from any book, record or document made by an inspector under paragraph 21(1)(c) or (2)(b) or subsection 24(2) or (4) and appearing to have been certified under the inspector’s signature as a true copy or extract is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the copy and extract and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, has the same probative force as the original would have if it were proved in the ordinary way.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (3) No certificate, report, copy or extract referred to in this section shall be received in evidence unless the party intending to produce it has, before the trial, served on the party against whom it is intended to be produced reasonable notice of that intention together with a duplicate of the certificate, report, copy or extract.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 20 (4th Supp.), s. 40;
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 44.