Offences, Punishment and Procedure (continued)
Marginal note:Limitation period
24 (1) Any proceedings under this Act may be instituted at any time within, but not later than, twelve months after the day on which the Minister becomes aware of the subject-matter of the proceedings.
(2) A document purporting to have been issued by the Minister, certifying the day on which the Minister became aware of the subject-matter of any proceedings, is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or the official character of the person appearing to have signed the document and, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, is proof of the matter asserted in it.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 24
- 2004, c. 15, s. 48
Marginal note:Certificate or report of inspector or chemist
25 (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), a certificate or report appearing to have been signed by an inspector or chemist stating that the inspector or chemist has analysed or examined a substance or thing and stating the results thereof is admissible in evidence in any prosecution for an offence under this Act without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate or report and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the statements contained in the certificate or report.
Marginal note:Copies or extracts
(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), a copy made or an extract taken by an inspector pursuant to paragraph 14(1)(e) and appearing to have been certified under the inspector’s signature as a true copy or extract is admissible in evidence in any prosecution for an offence under this Act without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the copy or extract and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, has the same probative force as the original document would have if it had been proved in the ordinary way.
Marginal note:Attendance of inspector or chemist
(3) The party against whom a certificate or report is produced pursuant to subsection (1) or against whom a copy or an extract is produced pursuant to subsection (2) may, with leave of the court, require the attendance of the inspector or chemist who signed or appears to have signed the certificate, report, copy or extract for the purpose of cross-examination.
(4) No certificate, report, copy or extract referred to in subsection (1) or (2) shall be received in evidence unless the party intending to produce it has served on the party against whom it is intended to be produced a notice of that intention together with a duplicate of the certificate, report, copy or extract.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 25
- 1993, c. 32, s. 13
Marginal note:Forfeiture to Crown
26 (1) When a person is convicted of an offence for acquiring, having in their possession, selling, offering for sale, storing, using, making, manufacturing, transporting, importing, exporting or delivering any explosive or restricted component, the court or judge, in addition to any other penalty that may be imposed, shall, in the case of an illicitly manufactured or illicitly trafficked explosive or an explosive that is not an authorized explosive, and may, in the case of an authorized explosive or a restricted component, declare that the explosive or restricted component by means of which or in relation to which the offence was committed be forfeited to the Crown.
Marginal note:Disposal of explosive or component forfeited
(2) If an explosive or a restricted component is forfeited under section 14.6 or subsection (1) and the time within which an appeal may be taken has expired or any appeal has been disposed of, it may be seized and disposed of as the Minister directs, and the costs of its disposal may be charged to the owner or the person having the lawful possession of it at the time of its seizure.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 26
- 1993, c. 32, s. 14
- 2004, c. 15, s. 49
Marginal note:Abandoned or deteriorated explosives
27 Any explosive that appears to the Minister to be abandoned, to have deteriorated or to be a danger to persons or property may be seized and destroyed or otherwise disposed of by such person, in such manner and at such time and place as the Minister may direct.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 27
- 2004, c. 15, s. 50(F)
Marginal note:Certain powers of Minister may be delegated
28 The powers conferred on the Minister by sections 7, 9, 11, 12 and 27 may be exercised by any person designated by the Minister.
- R.S., c. E-15, s. 26
- 1974-75-76, c. 60, s. 11
Marginal note:Obligation to comply with other laws
29 Nothing in this Act relieves any person
(a) of the obligation to comply with the requirements of any Act of Parliament relating to explosives or components of explosives or the requirements of any licence law, or other law or by-law of any province or municipality, lawfully enacted in relation to explosives, especially requirements in relation to the acquisition, possession, storage, handling, sale, transportation or delivery of explosives or components of explosives; or
(b) of any liability or punishment imposed for any contravention of an Act, law or by-law referred to in paragraph (a).
- R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 29
- 1995, c. 39, s. 170
- 2004, c. 15, s. 51
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