Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act

Version of section 20 from 2003-01-01 to 2010-12-09:


Marginal note:Contravention

  •  (1) Every person who contravenes this Act or the regulations is guilty of

    • (a) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable

      • (i) in the case of a natural person, to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both, and

      • (ii) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding $100,000; or

    • (b) an indictable offence and liable

      • (i) in the case of a natural person, to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both, and

      • (ii) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding $500,000.

  • Marginal note:Orders of court

    (2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, in addition to any punishment imposed, the court may, having regard to the nature of the offence and the circumstances surrounding its commission, make an order containing any one or more of the following prohibitions, directions or requirements:

    • (a) prohibiting the person from doing any act or engaging in any activity that may, in the opinion of the court, result in the continuation or repetition of the offence;

    • (b) directing the person to take any action the court considers appropriate to remedy or avoid any harm to any park resources that resulted or may result from the commission of the offence;

    • (c) directing the person to pay the Minister an amount of money as compensation, in whole or in part, for the cost of any remedial or preventive action taken by or caused to be taken on behalf of the Minister as a result of the commission of the offence;

    • (d) directing the person to post a bond or pay into court an amount of money the court considers appropriate for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any prohibition, direction or requirement mentioned in this section; and

    • (e) requiring the person to comply with any other conditions that the court considers appropriate.

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