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Statutory Instruments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. S-22)

Act current to 2023-11-14 and last amended on 2015-06-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Regulations to be published in Canada Gazette

  •  (1) Subject to any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(c), every regulation shall be published in the Canada Gazette within twenty-three days after copies thereof are registered pursuant to section 6.

  • Marginal note:No conviction under unpublished regulation

    (2) No regulation is invalid by reason only that it was not published in the Canada Gazette, but no person shall be convicted of an offence consisting of a contravention of any regulation that at the time of the alleged contravention was not published in the Canada Gazette unless

    • (a) the regulation was exempted from the application of subsection (1) pursuant to paragraph 20(c), or the regulation expressly provides that it shall apply according to its terms before it is published in the Canada Gazette; and

    • (b) it is proved that at the date of the alleged contravention reasonable steps had been taken to bring the purport of the regulation to the notice of those persons likely to be affected by it.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-22, s. 11
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 103

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