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Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (S.C. 1997, c. 13)

Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART VAdministration and Enforcement (continued)

Seizure and Restoration (continued)

Marginal note:Forfeiture

  •  (1) If no application has been made under subsection 40(1) for the restoration of a thing or conveyance seized under this Act within 60 days after the date of the seizure, or an application has been made but on the hearing of the application no order of restoration is made, the thing or conveyance is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture on conviction

    (2) If a person has been convicted of an offence under this Act, any thing or conveyance seized under this Act by means of or in respect of which the offence was committed is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture with consent

    (3) If an inspector has seized a thing or conveyance and the owner or the person in whose possession it was at the time of seizure consents in writing to its forfeiture, the thing or conveyance is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Disposal

    (4) A seized thing or conveyance that is forfeited may be disposed of, as the Minister directs, at the expense of its owner or the person who was entitled to possess it at the time of its seizure.

  • 1997, c. 13, s. 41
  • 2018, c. 9, s. 49

Marginal note:Recovery of costs

  •  (1) Her Majesty in right of Canada may recover, as a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada, any costs incurred by Her Majesty in right of Canada in relation to anything required or authorized under section 39 or subsection 41(4), including the storage, movement or disposal of a thing or conveyance.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (2) Proceedings to recover a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under subsection (1) shall not be commenced later than five years after the day on which the debt became payable.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 49

Marginal note:Certificate of default

  •  (1) Any debt that may be recovered under subsection 41.1(1) in respect of which there is a default of payment, or the part of any such debt that has not been paid, may be certified by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Judgment

    (2) On production to the Federal Court, a certificate made under subsection (1) shall be registered in that Court and, when registered, has the same force and effect, and all proceedings may be taken on the certificate, as if it were a judgment obtained in that Court for a debt of the amount specified in the certificate and all reasonable costs and charges attendant in the registration of the certificate.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 49

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) respecting the powers and duties of inspectors and analysts;

  • (b) respecting the taking of samples;

  • (b.1) respecting the costs in relation to anything required or authorized under section 39 or subsection 41(4);

  • (c) prescribing anything that by this Part is to be prescribed; and

  • (d) generally for carrying out the purposes of this Part.

  • 1997, c. 13, s. 42
  • 2018, c. 9, s. 50

PART V.1Miscellaneous Provisions

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 9, s. 52]

Marginal note:Food and Drugs Act

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations providing that this Act or any provision of this Act does not apply in respect of some or all of the vaping products that are regulated under the Food and Drugs Act or that contain a controlled substance, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (2) For greater certainty, the regulations may distinguish between vaping products on the basis of type of authorization, including type of licence, issued under the Food and Drugs Act, or on the basis of type of licence, permit, authorization or exemption issued or granted under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 53

Marginal note:Trade-marks

  •  (1) Despite the Trade-marks Act, the registration of a trade-mark shall not be held invalid on the basis of paragraph 18(1)(b) or (c) of that Act as a result of compliance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (2) For greater certainty, the absence of use of a trade-mark as a result of compliance with this Act constitutes special circumstances that excuse the absence of use for the purposes of the Trade-marks Act.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 53

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing anything that by this Part is to be prescribed; and

  • (b) generally for carrying out the purposes of this Part.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 53

Marginal note:Incorporation by reference — limitation removed

 The limitation set out in paragraph 18.1(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act to the effect that a document must be incorporated as it exists on a particular date does not apply to the powers to make regulations under sections 7, 7.8, 14, 17, 33, 42 and 42.4.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 53

PART VIOffences and Punishment

Marginal note:Product and promotion offences — manufacturer

  •  (1) Every manufacturer who contravenes section 5, 7.2 or 19 is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Promotion offences — other persons

    (2) Every person, other than a manufacturer, who contravenes section 19 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500,000.

  • 1997, c. 13, s. 43
  • 2018, c. 9, s. 55

Marginal note:Prohibited additives and ingredients — manufacturer

 Every manufacturer who contravenes subsection 5.1(1) or 5.2(1) or section 7.21 or 7.22 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $300,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

  • 2009, c. 27, s. 14
  • 2018, c. 9, ss. 55, 56

Marginal note:Additives — other persons

 Every person, other than a manufacturer, who contravenes subsection 5.2(1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

  • 2009, c. 27, s. 14
  • 2018, c. 9, s. 55

Marginal note:Summary offence

 Every person who contravenes subsection 6(1) or (2), section 6.1, subsection 7.3(1) or (2), section 7.5, subsection 10(1), (2) or (3) or 26(1) or (2), section 30.7 or subsection 31(1) or (3), 32(1) or (2) or 38(1) or (2) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

  • 1997, c. 13, s. 44
  • 2009, c. 27, s. 15
  • 2018, c. 9, s. 55

Marginal note:Prohibited sale

 Every manufacturer who contravenes section 7.4 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

  • 2018, c. 9, s. 55

Marginal note:Sales to young persons, promotions

 Every person who contravenes subsection 8(1) or 9(1) or section 11 or 12, or every retailer who contravenes section 29 or 30.5 or subsection 30.6(1) or (2), is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction

  • (a) for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding $3,000; and

  • (b) for a subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

  • 1997, c. 13, s. 45
  • 2018, c. 9, s. 60
 
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