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Contraventions Act

Version of section 50 from 2002-12-31 to 2019-12-17:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Election of Crown

  •  (1) Where a proceeding in respect of a contravention is commenced by laying an information, the Attorney General may elect that the proceeding be dealt with and disposed of as if it had been commenced by filing a ticket.

  • Marginal note:Effect of election

    (2) Where the Attorney General makes an election, this Act applies as if the defendant were served with a ticket on the day on which the defendant is notified of the election, even if that day is more than thirty days after the day on which the contravention was committed.

  • Marginal note:Notice of election

    (3) As soon as practicable, the clerk of the court shall notify the defendant of the election.

  • Marginal note:Contents of notice

    (4) A notice of election must have the contents required of a ticket by section 16 and state that, where an undertaking was given to a justice of the peace or a judge, its conditions cease to have effect.

  • Marginal note:Effect on undertaking’s conditions

    (5) The conditions in an undertaking given to a justice of the peace or a judge cease to have effect on the defendant’s being notified of the election.

  • 1992, c. 47, s. 50
  • 1996, c. 7, s. 30

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