Antarctic Environmental Protection Act

Version of section 50 from 2003-10-20 to 2003-11-30:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Contravention of Act and regulations

  •  (1) Every person or Canadian vessel commits an offence if the person or vessel contravenes

    • (a) a provision of this Act or the regulations;

    • (b) an obligation or a prohibition arising from this Act or the regulations, including one arising from a condition of a permit;

    • (c) an order or a direction made under this Act; or

    • (d) an order, direction or decision of a court made under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Penalties

    (2) Every person or Canadian vessel that commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable

    • (a) on conviction on indictment

      • (i) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both, and

      • (ii) for a second offence, to a fine of not more than $2,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years, or to both; or

    • (b) on summary conviction

      • (i) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $300,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and

      • (ii) for a second offence, to a fine of not more than $600,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both.

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