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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 281.1 from 2012-06-22 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Proceedings against ships

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the provisions of this Act or the Criminal Code relating to indictable or summary conviction offences that apply to persons apply also to ships, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • Marginal note:Service on ship

    (2) If a ship is charged with having committed an offence under this Act, the summons may be served by leaving it with the owner, master or any officer of the ship or by posting the summons on some conspicuous part of the ship.

  • Marginal note:Appearance at trial

    (3) If a ship is charged with having committed an offence under this Act, the ship may appear by counsel or representative. Despite the Criminal Code, if the ship does not so appear, a court may, on proof of service of the summons, proceed to hold the trial.

  • 2005, c. 23, s. 42
  • 2009, c. 14, s. 77

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