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Marine Transportation Security Act

Version of section 5 from 2005-06-30 to 2023-01-11:

Marginal note:Regulations respecting security

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the security of marine transportation, including regulations

    • (a) for preventing unlawful interference with marine transportation and ensuring that appropriate action is taken where that interference occurs or could occur;

    • (b) requiring or authorizing screening for the purpose of protecting persons, goods, vessels and marine facilities;

    • (c) respecting the establishment of restricted areas;

    • (d) respecting the keeping and preservation of records and documents relating to the security of marine operations, including copies of the regulations, security measures and security rules;

    • (e) for requiring the records and documents to be filed with the Minister or provided on request; and

    • (f) respecting the protection, preservation and return of any evidence that has been seized under this Act without a warrant or any vessel that has been detained under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Offences relating to the regulations

    (2) Every person who contravenes a regulation made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable

    • (a) in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or

    • (b) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.

  • 1994, c. 40, s. 5
  • 2001, c. 29, s. 56
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