Status of the Artist Act

Version of section 57 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-03-31:


Marginal note:Offence and penalty

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), every person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this Part other than sections 32, 50 and 51 is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Every artist, artists’ association or producer that contravenes section 46 is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine

    • (a) not exceeding two thousand dollars, in the case of an artist;

    • (b) not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, in the case of an officer, employee, director, agent or advisor of a certified artists’ association or director, agent or advisor of a producer; or

    • (c) not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, in the case of a producer or a certified artists’ association.

  • Marginal note:Further offences

    (3) Every person who

    • (a) being required to attend to give evidence pursuant to paragraph 17(a), fails to attend accordingly,

    • (b) being compelled to produce, pursuant to paragraph 17(a), any document or thing in the person’s possession or under the person’s control, fails to produce the document or thing,

    • (c) refuses to be sworn or to affirm, as the case may be, after being required to be sworn or affirmed pursuant to paragraph 17(a), or

    • (d) refuses to answer any proper question put to the person pursuant to paragraph 17(a) by the Tribunal or a member of the Tribunal or by an arbitrator or an arbitration board

    is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding four hundred dollars.

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