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Excise Act, 2001

Version of section 208 from 2007-06-22 to 2013-06-25:

Marginal note:Requirement to provide records or information

  •  (1) Despite any other provision of this Act, the Minister may, subject to subsection (2), for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of a listed international agreement or of this Act, by notice served personally or by registered or certified mail, require any person to provide the Minister, within any reasonable time that is stipulated in the notice, with

    • (a) any information or additional information, including a return under this Act; or

    • (b) any record.

  • Marginal note:Unnamed persons

    (2) The Minister shall not impose on any person (in this section referred to as a “third party”) a requirement to provide information or any record relating to one or more unnamed persons unless the Minister first obtains the authorization of a judge under subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Judicial authorization

    (3) On ex parte application by the Minister, a judge may, subject to any conditions that the judge considers appropriate, authorize the Minister to impose on a third party a requirement relating to an unnamed person or more than one unnamed person (in this section referred to as the “group”) if the judge is satisfied by information on oath that

    • (a) the person or group is ascertainable; and

    • (b) the requirement is made to verify compliance by the person or persons in the group with any duty or obligation under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Service of authorization

    (4) If an authorization is granted, it shall be served together with the notice referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Review of authorization

    (5) If an authorization is granted, a third party on whom a notice is served may, within 15 days after the service of the notice, apply to the judge who granted the authorization or, if that judge is unable to act, to another judge of the same court for a review of the authorization.

  • Marginal note:Powers on review

    (6) On hearing an application under subsection (5), a judge may

    • (a) cancel the authorization previously granted if the judge is not then satisfied that the conditions in paragraphs (3)(a) and (b) have been met; or

    • (b) confirm or vary the authorization if the judge is satisfied that those conditions have been met.

  • 2002, c. 22, s. 208
  • 2007, c. 18, s. 116
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