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Canada Labour Code

Version of section 149 from 2014-06-19 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Minister’s consent required

  •  (1) No proceeding in respect of an offence under this Part may be instituted except with the consent of the Minister or a person designated by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Officers and senior officials, etc.

    (2) If a corporation or a department in, or other portion of, the federal public administration to which this Part applies commits an offence under this Part, any of the following persons who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the corporation or department in, or portion of, the federal public administration has been prosecuted or convicted:

    • (a) any officer, director, agent or mandatary of the corporation;

    • (b) any senior official in the department in, or portion of, the federal public administration; or

    • (c) any other person exercising managerial or supervisory functions in the corporation or department in, or portion of, the federal public administration.

  • Marginal note:Evidence of direction

    (3) On any prosecution for an offence under this Part, a copy of a direction purporting to have been made under this Part and purporting to have been signed by the person authorized under this Part to make the direction is evidence of the direction without proof of the signature or authority of the person by whom it purports to be signed.

  • Marginal note:Limitation period

    (4) Proceedings in respect of an offence under this Part may be instituted at any time within but not later than two years after the day on which the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 149
  • R.S., 1985, c. 9 (1st Supp.), s. 4
  • 2000, c. 20, s. 15
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 111(E)
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 95
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