Marginal note:Interim orders
13.1 (1) The Minister may make an interim order that contains any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under this Act if the Minister believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health or safety.
Marginal note:Cessation of effect
(2) An interim order has effect from the time that it is made but ceases to have effect on the earliest of
(a) 14 days after it is made, unless it is approved by the Governor in Council,
(b) the day on which it is repealed,
(c) the day on which a regulation made under this Act, that has the same effect as the interim order, comes into force, and
(d) one year after the interim order is made or any shorter period that may be specified in the interim order.
Marginal note:Contravention of unpublished order
(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence consisting of a contravention of an interim order that, at the time of the alleged contravention, had not been published in the Canada Gazette unless it is proved that, at the time of the alleged contravention, the person had been notified of the interim order or reasonable steps had been taken to bring the purport of the interim order to the notice of those persons likely to be affected by it.
Marginal note:Exemption from Statutory Instruments Act
(4) An interim order
(5) For the purpose of any provision of this Act other than this section and subsection 13(2), any reference to regulations made under this Act is deemed to include interim orders, and any reference to a regulation made under a specified provision of this Act is deemed to include a reference to the portion of an interim order containing any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under the specified provision.
Marginal note:Tabling of order
(6) A copy of each interim order must be tabled in each House of Parliament within 15 days after it is made.
Marginal note:House not sitting
(7) In order to comply with subsection (6), the interim order may be sent to the Clerk of the House if the House is not sitting.
- 2004, c. 15, s. 103
Offence and Punishment
Marginal note:Contravention of sections 4 to 6
Marginal note:Contravention of other provisions, or regulations
(2) Every person who, or whose employee or agent, contravenes any provision of this Act other than section 4, 5 or 6, or any regulation, is guilty of an offence and liable
- R.S., c. 34(1st Supp.), s. 12
- 1984, c. 23, s. 6
Marginal note:Offence by employee or agent
15 (1) In any prosecution for an offence under this Act, it is sufficient proof of the offence to establish that it was committed by an employee or agent of the accused whether or not the employee or agent is identified or has been prosecuted for the offence, unless the accused establishes that the offence was committed without the knowledge or consent of, and that all due diligence to prevent its commission was exercised by, the accused.
(2) A complaint or information in respect of an offence under this Act may be heard, tried or determined by a court if the accused is resident or carrying on business within the territorial jurisdiction of that court although the matter of the complaint or information did not arise in that territorial jurisdiction.
- R.S., c. 34(1st Supp.), s. 13
Marginal note:Forfeiture on conviction
16 (1) If a person has been convicted of an offence under this Act, any radiation emitting device in relation to which the offence was committed is, on the conviction, in addition to any punishment imposed for the offence, forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada if the forfeiture is directed by the court.
Marginal note:Forfeiture on application to judge
(2) Without prejudice to the operation of subsection (1), a judge of a superior court of the province in which any radiation emitting device was seized under this Act may, on the application of an inspector and on any notice to those persons as that judge directs, order that the device and anything of a similar nature found with it be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada if the judge finds, after making any inquiry that the judge considers necessary, that the device is one by means of or in relation to which any of the provisions of this Act or the regulations were contravened.
Marginal note:Minister may dispose of forfeited goods
(3) Goods forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada under subsection (1) or (2) may be disposed of as the Minister may direct, subject to subsection (4).
Marginal note:Protection of persons claiming interest
(4) The provisions of sections 74 to 76 of the Fisheries Act apply with such modifications as the circumstances require to any radiation emitting device forfeited under this section as though that device were an article forfeited under subsection 72(1) of that Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. R-1, s. 16
- 2016, c. 9, s. 29
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