Weights and Measures Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1605)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Exemptions from Marking the Quantity of the Commodity

 The following types of trade transactions are exempt from section 9 of the Act:

  • (a) sales or offers for sale of commodities that are weighed or measured in the presence of the purchaser at the time of sale;

  • (b) sales or offers for sale of commodities that are produced or manufactured only for export;

  • (c) sales or offers for sale by bakeries of bakery products that are not packaged before being offered for sale;

  • (d) retail sales or offers for sale of fresh fruits or fresh vegetables, if a sign or placard that shows the price per unit of measurement on which the total price of the commodity is based is displayed in close proximity to the commodity, and that are

    • (i) not packaged before being offered for sale,

    • (ii) packaged in a wrapper or confining band of less than 13 mm in width, or

    • (iii) packaged in a clear, transparent protective wrapping;

  • (e) sales or offers for sale by automatic vending machines or mobile canteens of individual servings of food that are prepared by a commissary and packaged before being offered for sale;

  • (f) sales or offers for sale of individual portions of food that are packaged before being offered for sale and served by a restaurant or other commercial enterprise with meals or snacks;

  • (g) sales or offers for sale of individually wrapped confections, commonly known as one-bite confections, that are offered for sale or sold individually; and

  • (h) sales or offers for sale of primary mill paper or primary paperboard products, where

    • (i) a statement of the net, gross or other quantity of the commodity and of the manner in which the quantity was calculated is shown in a legible manner on the side of the package containing the commodity that is visible to the purchaser under normal or customary conditions of sale or use, or on a shipping bill, bill of lading or other document accompanying the commodity, and

    • (ii) subject to section 49, the statement of quantity referred to in subparagraph (i) is accurate within the limits of error set out in Column II of an item of the appropriate Part of Schedule II for the stated quantity set out in Column I of that item.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 13;
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 7.

Manner of Showing Statement of Quantity

 A commodity that is sold or offered for sale on the basis of number or measure shall show a statement of quantity

  • (a) in the case of a commodity, other than a commodity referred to in paragraph 46(h), that is packaged before being offered for sale, on the side of the package containing the commodity that is visible to the purchaser under normal or customary conditions of sale or use; and

  • (b) in the case of a commodity that is not packaged before being offered for sale, on a part of the commodity itself that is visible to the purchaser under normal or customary conditions of sale or use or on a shipping bill, bill of lading or other document accompanying the commodity.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 14.

 The statement of quantity for a commodity set out in column I of Schedule II.1 shall consist of at least one statement per parameter set out in column II.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 8;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 24.