Export and Import Permits Act
10.2 (1) An inspector may, at all reasonable times, for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Act, inspect, audit or examine the records of any person who has applied for a permit, an import allocation, an export allocation, a certificate or another authorization under this Act in order to determine whether that or any other person is in compliance with this Act.
Marginal note:Powers of inspector
(2) For the purposes of an inspection, audit or examination, an inspector may
(a) enter any place in which the inspector reasonably believes the person keeps records or carries on any activity to which this Act applies; and
(b) require any individual to be present during the inspection, audit or examination and require that individual to answer all proper questions and to give to the inspector all reasonable assistance.
Marginal note:Prior authorization
(3) If any place referred to in paragraph (2)(a) is a dwelling-house, an inspector may not enter that dwelling-house without the consent of the occupant, except under the authority of a warrant issued under subsection (4).
Marginal note:Warrant to enter dwelling-house
(4) A judge may issue a warrant authorizing an inspector to enter a dwelling-house subject to the conditions specified in the warrant if, on ex parte application by the inspector, a judge is satisfied by information on oath that
(a) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the dwelling-house is a place referred to in paragraph (2)(a);
(b) entry into the dwelling-house is necessary for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Act; and
(c) entry into the dwelling-house has been, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that entry will be, refused.
Marginal note:Orders if entry not authorized
(5) If the judge is not satisfied that entry into the dwelling-house is necessary for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Act, the judge may, to the extent that access was or may be expected to be refused and that a record is or may be expected to be kept in the dwelling-house,
(a) order the occupant of the dwelling-house to provide the inspector with reasonable access to any record that is or should be kept in the dwelling-house; and
(b) make any other order that is appropriate in the circumstances to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Marginal note:Copies of records
(6) When an inspector inspects, audits, examines or is provided a record under this section, the inspector may make, or cause to be made, one or more copies of the record.
- 2006, c. 13, s. 114
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