Canada Wildlife Act

Version of section 13 from 2002-12-31 to 2017-07-11:


Marginal note:Contravention of Act or regulations

  •  (1) Every person who contravenes subsection 11(6) or any regulation

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

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

      • (ii) in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both; or

    • (b) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable

      • (i) in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding $250,000, and

      • (ii) in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent offence

    (2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act a second or subsequent time, the amount of the fine for the subsequent offence may, notwithstanding subsection (1), be double the amount set out in that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Continuing offence

    (3) A person who commits or continues an offence on more than one day is liable to be convicted for a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.

  • Marginal note:Fines cumulative

    (4) A fine imposed for an offence involving more than one animal, plant or other organism may be calculated in respect of each one as though it had been the subject of a separate information and the fine then imposed is the total of that calculation.

  • Marginal note:Additional fine

    (5) Where a person has been convicted of an offence and the court is satisfied that monetary benefits accrued to the person as a result of the commission of the offence,

    • (a) the court may order the person to pay an additional fine in an amount equal to the court’s estimation of the amount of the monetary benefits; and

    • (b) the additional fine may exceed the maximum amount of any fine that may otherwise be imposed under this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-9, s. 13
  • 1994, c. 23, s. 15
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