Meat Inspection Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 25 (1st Supp.))

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2005-12-12. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, 1993, c. 44, s. 185]

OFFENCES AND PUNISHMENT

Marginal note:Contravention of paragraph 5(b) or 6(b)
  •  (1) Every person who contravenes paragraph 5(b) or 6(b) by selling anything contrary thereto is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine not exceeding $250,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Contravention of section 7, 8 or 10

    (2) Every person who contravenes section 7 or 8 or who contravenes section 10 by selling any meat product contrary to subsection (1) or (2) thereof

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to punishment as described in subsection (1); or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to punishment as described in subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Contravention of subsection 13(2) or regulations

    (3) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with subsection 13(2) or the regulations is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding $50,000 thousand dollars.

  • Marginal note:General offence

    (4) Subject to subsections (1) to (3), every person who contravenes any provision of this Act is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Limitation period

    (5) A prosecution for a summary conviction offence under this Act may be instituted at any time within two years after the time when the subject-matter of the prosecution becomes known to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s certificate

    (6) A document purporting to have been issued by the Minister, certifying the day on which the subject-matter of any prosecution became known to the Minister, is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the document and is evidence of the matters asserted in it.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 25 (1st Supp.), s. 21;
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 69;
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 74.
Marginal note:Imprisonment precluded in certain cases
  •  (1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection 21(3), imprisonment shall not be imposed as punishment for the offence or in default of payment of the fine imposed as punishment.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of fines

    (2) 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 person in the same manner as if it were a judgment rendered against the person in that court in civil proceedings.