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

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

Division 2Retailing of Individually Measured Foods and Scale Conversion

  •  (1) In this Division,

    “area”

    “area” means a geographic area, as it existed on October 1, 1978, described in column I of an item of the table to section 341 and includes any city, town, municipality or unorganized region geographically situated totally or partially in such area; (régions)

    “commodity”

    “commodity” means a commodity in respect of which this Division applies; (marchandise)

    “individually measured commodity”

    “individually measured commodity” has the meaning set out in section 45. (marchandise mesurée individuellement)

  • (2) This Division applies in respect of any food that is an individually measured commodity, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, meat, fish, cheese, produce, nuts, candy and confections.

  • SOR/79-390, s. 3;
  • SOR/80-83, s. 1;
  • SOR/81-495, s. 1.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 340, in each area described in column I of an item of the table to section 341, on and after the date set out in column II of that item, only metric units of measurement shall be used for advertising a commodity for retail trade in terms of price per unit of measurement.

  • (2) In each area described in column I of an item of the table to section 341, during the periods commencing on the dates set out in column II of that item and ending on December 31, 1985, a Canadian unit of measurement may be used for advertising a commodity for retail trade in terms of price per unit of measurement if the equivalent price per metric unit of measurement is shown in a manner more prominent than the Canadian unit of measurement.

  • SOR/79-390, s. 3;
  • SOR/80-83, s. 2;
  • SOR/81-495, s. 2;
  • SOR/84-397, s. 1.

 Subject to section 340, in each area described in column I of an item of the table to section 341, on and after the date set out in column III of that item, no device shall be used in the retail trade of a commodity unless it is capable of weighing or measuring in terms of metric units of measurement.

  • SOR/79-390, s. 3;
  • SOR/80-83, s. 2;
  • SOR/81-495, s. 2.

 No metric unit of measurement of mass or weight or any multiple or subdivision thereof shall be used for offering, advertising or displaying a commodity for retail trade in terms of price per unit of measurement other than the unit or subdivision thereof set out in the following expressions:

  • (a) price per kilogram; or

  • (b) price per one hundred grams.

  • SOR/79-390, s. 3.

 Subject to subsection 338(2), in each area described in column I of an item of the following table, on and after the date set out in column III of that item, Canadian units of measurement shall not be used in the retail trade of a commodity:

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
AreaDateDate
NF1In the Province of Newfoundland, the Provincial Electoral Districts of St. John’s East, St. John’s North, St. John’s Centre, St. John’s South, St. John’s West, St. John’s East Extern, Mount Scio, Kilbride, Mount Pearl and Pleasantville.Jan. 4, 1982June 30, 1982
NF2In the Province of Newfoundland, the Avalon Peninsula, including Come-by-Chance and Sunnyside but excluding area NF1.July 5, 1982Dec. 31, 1982
NF3In the Province of Newfoundland, the Provincial Electoral Districts of Fogo, Bonavista North, Terra Nova, Bonavista South, Trinity North, Burin-Placentia West, Grand Bank and Fortune-Hermitage and that part of the Provincial Electoral District of Bellevue not included in area NF2.Jan. 3, 1983Feb. 28, 1983
NS1In the Province of Nova Scotia, the County of Halifax.Jan. 11, 1982March 30, 1982
NS2In the Province of Nova Scotia, the Counties of Colchester, Cumberland, Annapolis, King’s and Yarmouth and the Districts of East Hants, West Hants, Digby, Clare and Argyle.April 5, 1982June 30, 1982
NS3In the Province of Nova Scotia, the County of Queen’s and the Districts of Barrington, Shelburne, Lunenburg and Chester.July 5, 1982July 31, 1982
NS4In the Province of Nova Scotia, the Counties of Pictou, and Antigonish and the Districts of Guysborough and St. Mary’s.Aug. 2, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
NS5In the Province of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island.Sept. 6, 1982Oct. 31, 1982
NB1In the Province of New Brunswick, the Counties of Saint John and King’s.Jan. 11, 1982March 31, 1982
NB2In the Province of New Brunswick, the Counties of Albert and Westmorland.April 5, 1982June 30, 1982
NB3In the Province of New Brunswick, the Counties of Queen’s, Charlotte, Sunbury, York, Carleton, Victoria, Madawaska, Restigouche, Gloucester, Northumberland and Kent.July 5, 1982Oct. 31, 1982
PEIThe Province of Prince Edward Island.April 5, 1982June 30, 1982
Q1In the Province of Quebec, the Urban Community of Quebec and that part of the County of Quebec to the south of parc des Laurentides and the Ste-Anne River.Jan. 4, 1982May 31, 1982
Q2In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Lévis, Beauce, Dorchester, Mégantic and Lotbinière.April 5, 1982July 31, 1982
Q3In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Bellechasse, Montmagny, L’Islet, Kamouraska, Rivière-du-Loup and Témiscouata.July 5, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
Q4In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Portneuf, Montmorency 1, Montmorency 2, West Charlevoix and East Charlevoix and that part of the County of Quebec not included in area Q1.Oct. 4, 1982Nov. 30, 1982
Q5In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Lac St-Jean East, Lac St-Jean West, Chicoutimi and Saguenay.Sept. 6, 1982March 31, 1983
Q6In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Rimouski, Matapédia, Matane, Gaspé West, Gaspé East and Bonaventure and the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.April 4, 1983Sept. 30, 1983
TR1In the Province of Quebec, the southern part of the Counties of St. Maurice and Champlain, along and within 20 km of the St. Lawrence River and east of the Yamachiche River.Jan. 4, 1982March 31, 1982
TR2In the Province of Quebec, those parts of the Counties of St. Maurice and Champlain south of the 47th parallel of latitude, excluding area TR1 and the southern part of the County of St. Maurice lying west of the Yamachiche River within 25 km of the St. Lawrence River.April 5, 1982June 30, 1982
TR3In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Nicolet and Yamaska.July 5, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
TR4In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Berthier and Maskinongé, and those parts of the County of St. Maurice and Champlain not included in Area TR1 or TR2.Oct. 4, 1982Dec. 31, 1982
SH1In the Province of Quebec, the County of Sherbrooke.Jan. 4, 1982March 31, 1982
SH2In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Compton, Richmond, Stanstead and Wolfe.Jan. 4, 1982March 31, 1982
SH3In the province of Quebec, the County of Shefford.April 5, 1982May 31, 1982
SH4In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Arthabaska and Drummond.May 31, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
SH5In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Brome, Missisquoi and Frontenac.Sept. 6, 1982Oct. 31, 1982
M1In the Province of Quebec, that part of the Island of Montreal west of Boulevard Laurentien and Autoroute Décarie and north of the Lachine Canal and that part of the Island of Montreal bounded on the west by the Cities of Montréal-Nord and Saint-Léonard and the Boulevard Métropolitain and the Boulevard Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine.Jan. 4, 1982March 8, 1982
M2In the Province of Quebec, Île-Jésus, the Cities of Montréal-Nord and Saint-Léonard, that part of the City of Saint-Laurent to the east of Boulevard Laurentien and that part of the City of Montréal to the north of Boulevard Métropolitain and to the east of Boulevard Laurentien.March 8, 1982April 26, 1982
M3In the Province of Quebec, that part of the Island of Montreal bounded by Boulevard Métropolitain to the north, Autoroute Décarie to the west, the Lachine Canal to the south and St. Pierre Street, Bleury Street, Park Avenue and the eastern limits of the City of Outremont and the Town of Mont-Royal to the east.April 26, 1982June 21, 1982
M4In the Province of Quebec, that part of the City of Montreal between Boulevard Métropolitain to the north, Boulevard Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine to the east, the St. Lawrence River to the south and Saint-Pierre Street, Bleury Street and Park Avenue and the eastern municipal limits of Outremont and Mont-Royal to the west.June 21, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
M5In the Province of Quebec, the Cities of LaSalle and Verdun and that part of the City of Montreal south of the Lachine Canal.Aug. 30, 1982Sept. 27, 1982
M6In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Verchères, La Prairie, Châteauguay and Beauharnois and that part of the Administrative Region of Montreal formerly known as the County of Chambly.Sept. 27, 1982Nov. 15, 1982
M7In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Soulanges, Vaudreuil, Deux-Montagnes and Argenteuil.Nov. 15, 1982Dec. 13, 1982
M8In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Richelieu, St-Hyacinthe, Bagot, Rouville, St-Jean, Napierville, Iberville and Huntingdon.Jan. 10, 1983Feb. 21, 1983
M9In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Joliette, Montcalm, L’Assomption and Terrebonne and the County of Labelle excluding the Cantons of Blake, Bigelow and Wells.Feb. 21, 1983April 18, 1983
M10In the Province of Quebec, the Counties of Abitibi and Temiscamingue and that part of the Counties of Pontiac and Gatineau to the north of the 47th parallel of latitude.April 4, 1983June 30, 1983
OT1In the Province of Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and in the Province of Quebec, the Regional Community of Outaouais.Jan. 4, 1982July 31, 1982
OT2In the Province of Ontario, the County of Renfrew.Aug. 2, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
OT3In the Province of Ontario, the County of Lanark and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, excluding the Townships of Front of Leeds and Lansdowne, Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne, North Crosby and South Crosby.Oct. 4, 1982Nov. 30, 1982
OT4In the Province of Ontario, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and of Glengarry, Stormont and Dundas.Dec. 6, 1982Jan. 31, 1983
OT5In the Province of Quebec, that part of the Counties of Pontiac and Gatineau south of the 47th parallel of latitude, the Cantons of Blake, Bigelow and Wells in the County of Labelle and that part of the County of Papineau not included in area OT1.Jan. 31, 1983June 30, 1983
B1In the Province of Ontario, in the County of Lennox and Addington, the Townships of Richmond, Camden East, North Fredericksburgh, South Fredericksburgh, Adolphus Town, Ernestown and Amherst Island, including the Town of Napanee and the Villages of Bath and Newburgh; in the County of Frontenac, the Townships of Portland, Loughborough, Storrington, Kingston, Pittsburgh, Howe Island and Wolfe Island, including the City of Kingston; and in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, the Townships of Front of Leeds and Lansdowne, and Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne, including the separated Town of Gananoque.Jan. 4, 1982March 31, 1982
B2In the Province of Ontario, the County of Prince Edward; in the County of Northumberland, the Townships of Murray, Brighton Cramahe, Haldimand, Hamilton and Hope, including the Towns and Villages of Cobourg, Port Hope, Colborne and Brighton; in the County of Hastings, the Townships of Sidney, Thurlow and Tyendinaga, including the Town of Deseronto, the Village of Frankford, the separated Town of Trenton and the City of Belleville.April 5, 1982May 31, 1982
B3In the Province of Ontario, that part of the County of Hastings lying north of the Townships of Sidney, Thurlow and Tyendinaga, including the Villages of Bancroft, Deloro, Madoc, Marmora, Stirling and Tweed; that part of the County of Frontenac lying north of the Townships of Portland, Loughborough and Storrington; in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, the Townships of North Crosby and South Crosby, including the Villages of Westport and Newboro; and that part of the County of Lennox and Addington lying north of the Township of Camden East.May 31, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
B4In the Province of Ontario, the Provisional County of Haliburton and the District Municipality of Muskoka; in the District of Nipissing, the organized and unorganized Townships of Finlayson, Peck, Canisbay, Sproule, Preston, Clancy, Airy, Murchison, Dickens, Sabine and Lyell.Sept. 6, 1982Nov. 30, 1982
B5In the Province of Ontario, the County of Victoria; the County of Peterborough, including the City of Peterborough; in the County of Northumberland, the Townships of Alnwick, Percy and Seymour, including the Towns and Villages of Campbellford and Hastings.Jan. 3, 1983March 31, 1983
T1In the Province of Ontario, the City of Brampton in the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Regional Municipality of Halton, excluding the City of Burlington.Jan. 4, 1982Feb. 28, 1982
T2In the Province of Ontario, the City of Mississauga.March 1, 1982April 30, 1982
T3In the Province of Ontario, that part of the Borough of Etobicoke lying south of Highway 401.May 3, 1982June 30, 1982
T4In the Province of Ontario, the Borough of York and that part of the Boroughs of North York and the City of Toronto, bounded by Highway 401 in the north, and by University and Avenue Roads in the east.Sept. 6, 1982Nov. 30, 1982
T5In the Province of Ontario, those parts of the Boroughs of North York and East York and of the City of Toronto, including Centre Island, bounded by Highway 401 in the north, and including and bounded by University and Avenue Roads in the west, and Don Valley Parkway in the east.May 3, 1982June 30, 1982
T6In the Province of Ontario, the northern parts of the Boroughs of Etobicoke and North York, bounded on the south by Highway 401 and on the east by the Don Valley Parkway.July 5, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
T7In the Province of Ontario, the Borough of Scarborough and the eastern part of the Boroughs of North York and East York and the City of Toronto, bounded on the west by the Don Valley Parkway.March 1, 1982April 30, 1982
T8In the Province of Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Durham, excluding the Townships of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog.Jan. 4, 1982Feb. 28, 1982
T9In the Province of Ontario, the Townships of Uxbridge and Scugog in the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Regional Municipality of York (excluding the Townships of East Gwillimbury and Georgina), the Town of Caledon in the Regional Municipality of Peel and the County of Dufferin.Jan. 3, 1983March 31, 1983
T10In the Province of Ontario, the County of Simcoe, the Townships of East Gwillimbury and Georgina in the Regional Municipality of York and the Township of Brock in the Regional Municipality of Durham.April 4, 1983May 31, 1983
H1In the Province of Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, the City of Burlington, the County of Brant and the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk (excluding the Towns of Haldimand and Dunnville).Jan. 11, 1982May 5, 1982
H2In the Province of Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Niagara and the Towns of Haldimand and Dunnville.May 10, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
H3In the Province of Ontario, the County of Wellington and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.Sept. 6, 1982Jan. 31, 1983
L1In the Province of Ontario, the County of Essex.Jan. 4, 1982April 30, 1982
L2In the Province of Ontario, the Counties of Kent and Lambton.May 3, 1982July 31, 1982
L3In the Province of Ontario, the Counties of Middlesex and Elgin.Aug. 2, 1982Feb. 26, 1983
L4In the Province of Ontario, the Counties of Bruce, Grey and Huron.June 6, 1983Sept. 30, 1983
L5In the Province of Ontario, the Counties of Perth and Oxford.Feb. 28, 1983June 3, 1983
S1In the Province of Ontario, the District of Temiskaming.Jan. 4, 1982Feb. 28, 1982
S2In the Province of Ontario, the District of Cochrane.March 1, 1982May 31, 1982
S3In the Province of Ontario, the Districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing, excluding the organized and unorganized Townships of Peck, Canisbay, Sproule, Preston, Clancy, Airy, Murchison, Dickens, Sabine and Lyell.May 31, 1982Oct. 31, 1982
S4In the Province of Ontario, the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin and the Regional Municipality of Sudbury.Nov. 1, 1982Feb. 28, 1983
S5In the Province of Ontario, the District of Algoma.Feb. 28, 1983June 30, 1983
TB1In the Province of Ontario, the City of Thunder Bay.Jan. 4, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
TB2In the Province of Ontario, the District of Thunder Bay, excluding the City of Thunder Bay and retail stores along provincial highway 599.Sept. 6, 1982May 31, 1983
W1In the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, the Town of Selkirk, the Village of Dunnottar and the Regional Municipalities of St. Andrews, St. Clements, St. Paul East and St. Paul West.Jan. 4, 1982June 30, 1982
W2That part of the Province of Manitoba south of the 53rd parallel of latitude and east of the 99th meridian of longitude, excluding area W1.July 5, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
W3That part of the Province of Manitoba south of the 51st parallel of latitude and west of the 99th meridian of longitude.Oct. 4, 1982Nov. 30, 1982
W4That part of the Province of Manitoba west of the 99th meridian of longitude between the 51st and 53rd parallels of latitude.Jan. 3, 1983Jan. 31, 1983
W5That part of the Province of Manitoba north of the 53rd parallel of latitude.Jan. 31, 1983March 31, 1983
W6In the Province of Ontario, the Districts of Kenora and Rainy River and all retail stores along provincial highway 599.April 4, 1983May 31, 1983
SK1In the Province of Saskatchewan, Rural Municipalities 8-12, 38-42, 68-72, 98-102, 128-132, 157-163, 187-194 and 217-224, inclusive.Jan. 4, 1982March 31, 1982
SK2In the Province of Saskatchewan, Rural Municipalities 1-7, 31-37, 61-67, 91-97, 121-127, 151-156, 181-186, 211-216, 241-248, 271-278, 301-308 and 331-338, inclusive.April 5, 1982May 31, 1982
SK3In the Province of Saskatchewan, Rural Municipalities 17-19, 43-46, 49, 51, 73-79, 103-111, 133-139, 141-142, 164-169, 171 and 229-232, inclusive.May 31, 1982June 30, 1982
SK4In the Province of Saskatchewan, Rural Municipalities 225, 226, 228, 250-257, 259-261, 279-288, 290, 292, 309, 310, 312-322, 339-347, 349-352, 369-373, 403-405 and 435, inclusive.July 5, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
SK5That part of Saskatchewan not included in area SK1, SK2, SK3 or SK4, and, in the Province of Alberta, the City of Lloydminster.Oct. 4, 1982Jan. 31, 1983
C1In the Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary and the Municipal Districts of Foothills and Rocky View.Jan. 4, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
C2In the Province of Alberta, the City of Red Deer, the Counties of Lacombe, Red Deer and Mountain View and Improvement District 10.Oct. 4, 1982Dec. 31, 1982
C3In the Province of Alberta, the City of Lethbridge, the Counties of Vulcan, Lethbridge and Warner, the Municipal Districts of Cardston, Pincher Creek, Willow Creek and Taber and Improvement Districts 4, 5 and 6.Jan. 3, 1983March 31, 1983
C4In the Province of Alberta, Forty Mile County, the City of Medicine Hat and Improvement District 1.April 4, 1983June 30, 1983
C5In the Province of Alberta, the City of Drumheller, the Counties of Newell, Wheatland, Stettler and Paintearth, the Municipal Districts of Acadia, Starland and Kneehill, Special Areas 2, 3 and 4 and Improvement District 7.July 4, 1983Aug. 31, 1983
C6In the Province of Alberta, Improvement Districts 8 and 9.Sept, 5, 1983Sept. 30, 1983
E1In the Province of Alberta, the Cities of Edmonton and St. Albert, the Counties of Strathcona, Leduc and Parkland and the Municipal District of Sturgeon.Jan. 4, 1982July 31, 1982
E2In the Province of Alberta, the Counties of Ponoka and Wetaskiwin and Improvement Districts 11, 12 and 14.Aug. 2, 1982Sept. 30, 1982
E3In the Province of Alberta, the Counties of Barrhead and Lac Ste. Anne, the Municipal District of Westlock and Improvement Districts 15 and 17.Jan. 3, 1983March 15, 1983
E4In the Province of Alberta, the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, the Municipal Districts of Smoky River, Spirit River, Peace and Fairview and Improvement Districts 16 and 19 to 23, inclusive.Oct. 4, 1982Dec. 31, 1982
E5In the Province of Alberta, the Counties of Thorhild, Athabaska, Smoky Lake and St. Paul, the Municipal District of Bonnyville and Improvement Districts 18 and 24.March 14, 1983May 15, 1983
E6In the Province of Alberta, the Counties of Beaver, Two Hills, Camrose, Vermilion River, Minburn, Flagstaff and Lamont, the Municipal Districts of Provost and Wainwright and Improvement District 13, excluding the City of Lloydminster.May 16, 1983July 31, 1983
BC1In the Province of British Columbia, the City of Kamloops, the Municipality of North Kamloops and the Communities of Tranquille, Brocklehurst, Westsyde and Valleyview.Jan. 4, 1982March 5, 1982
BC2In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 12 to 17, 21 to 24, 31, 77 and 89, inclusive, excluding area BC1.Jan. 4, 1982March 5, 1982
BC3In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 61 to 66, 68 to 72, 84 and 85, inclusive.Jan. 4, 1982April 30, 1982
BC4In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 35 to 48, inclusive.May 3, 1982Feb. 28, 1983
BC5In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 29, 30, 32 to 34, 75 and 76, inclusive.March 1, 1982April 30, 1982
BC6In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 27, 28 and 54 to 57, inclusive.May 3, 1982Aug. 31, 1982
BC7In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 49, 50, 52, 80, 88 and 92.Sept. 6, 1982Dec. 31, 1982
BC8In the Province of British Columbia, the area defined as Provincial School Districts 1 to 4, 7, 9 to 11, 18, 19, 26 and 86, inclusive.Jan. 10, 1983June 30, 1983
A0All areas of Canada not included in any other item of this table.Dec. 31, 1983
  • SOR/81-495, s. 3.