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Canadian Energy Regulator Act (S.C. 2019, c. 28, s. 10)

Act current to 2021-10-07 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

PART 9General (continued)

Regulations (continued)

Marginal note:Security regulations

  •  (1) The Regulator may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make regulations respecting the security of pipelines, international power lines and offshore renewable energy projects, including regulations respecting standards, plans and audits.

  • Marginal note:Offence and punishment

    (2) Every person who contravenes a regulation made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Due diligence

    (3) A person is not to be found guilty of an offence under subsection (2) if they establish that they exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.

Review of Act

Marginal note:Review of Act after 10 years

 Ten years after the day on which this Act comes into force, a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of the Act is to be undertaken by the committee of the Senate, of the House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament that is designated or established by the Senate or the House of Commons, or by both Houses of Parliament, as the case may be, for that purpose.

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