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Explosives Act

Version of section 21 from 2008-06-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Possession, etc.

  •  (1) Except as authorized by or under this Act, every person who, personally or by an agent or a mandatary, acquires, is in possession of, sells, offers for sale, stores, uses, makes, manufactures, transports, imports, exports or delivers any explosive, or acquires, is in possession of, sells or offers for sale any restricted component, is guilty of an offence and is liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both; or

    • (b) on proceedings by way of indictment, to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

  • Marginal note:No offence

    (2) No person shall be convicted under subsection (1) of having an explosive or a restricted component in their possession if the person establishes that they manufactured, imported or acquired it in accordance with the requirements of this Act and the regulations.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 21
  • 1993, c. 32, s. 11
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 45, c. 25, ss. 139(E), 208(E)

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