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

  •  (1) When the statement of quantity is shown on the package or on the commodity itself, the statement shall be shown in a manner easily legible to the purchaser and shall be in letters of not less than 3 mm or 1/8 inch in height if printed or written by hand and in letters of not less than 2 mm or 1/12 inch in height if printed or written by any other means.

  • (2) When the statement of quantity is shown on a shipping bill, bill of lading or any other document accompanying the commodity, it shall be shown in a manner easily legible to the purchaser.

  • (3) Where the price of a commodity is determined on the basis of a unit of measurement, that unit of measurement shall be shown on the statement of quantity in a manner at least as prominent as any other unit of measurement shown on the statement of quantity.

Limits of Error for Commodities and Services

[SOR/90-278, s. 3]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the prescribed limits of error for the purposes of sections 9 and 33 of the Act are those 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.

  • (2) Where a commodity is weighed or measured on a device for which the tolerance is prescribed in section 192, 193 or 268, the limits of error for the commodity shall be one and one-half times the in-service tolerance prescribed for the device.

  • (3) Where the quantity of a commodity is stated in a unit of measurement that is not set out in column I of the applicable Part of Schedule II, the quantity shall be converted to the appropriate unit set out in column I of that Part and the limit of error set out in column II for that quantity shall apply.

  • SOR/89-570, s. 2, 6(F);
  • SOR/98-115, s. 5;
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 9.

 For the purposes of section 34 of the Act, the limit of error applicable to the weight declaration of a commodity used to determine rail transportation charges for the commodity, obtained by in-motion weighing of cars carrying the commodity is one per cent of the declared net weight.

  • SOR/90-278, s. 4.

Examination

[SOR/93-234, s. 2(F); SOR/2014-111, s. 46]
  •  (1) When an examination is made of an individually measured commodity that is in a liquid state and has its quantity stated in units of volume, the quantity of the commodity shall be determined at the temperature at which it is customarily measured for sale.

  • (2) When an examination is made of an individually measured commodity that is in a liquid state and has its quantity stated in units of volume at 15°C, the quantity of the commodity shall be determined at a temperature of 15°C.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 10;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 46.
  •  (1) When an examination is made of a standard quantity commodity that is in a liquid or near liquid state at a temperature of 20°C and has its quantity stated in units of volume, the quantity of the commodity shall be determined at a temperature of 20°C.

  • (2) When an examination is made of a standard quantity commodity that is in a frozen state and has its quantity stated in units of volume, the quantity of the commodity shall be determined at the temperature at which it is customarily offered for sale.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 10;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 46.