Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
Marginal note:Warrant to enter dwelling-house
36 (1) If the place is a dwelling-house, an inspector may enter it without the occupant’s consent only under the authority of a warrant issued under subsection (2).
Marginal note:Authority to issue warrant
(2) On ex parte application, a justice of the peace may issue a warrant authorizing the inspector named in the warrant to enter a dwelling-house, subject to any conditions specified in the warrant, if the justice is satisfied by information on oath that
(a) the dwelling-house is a place referred to in subsection 35(1);
(b) entry to the dwelling-house is necessary for a purpose referred to in that subsection; and
(c) entry to the dwelling-house was refused by the occupant or there are reasonable grounds to believe that entry will be refused by, or that consent to entry cannot be obtained from, the occupant.
Marginal note:Use of force
(3) In executing a warrant issued under subsection (2), an inspector may use force only if the use of force has been specifically authorized in the warrant and they are accompanied by a peace officer.
(4) If an inspector believes that it would not be practical to appear personally to make an application for a warrant under subsection (2), a warrant may be issued by telephone or other means of telecommunication on information submitted by telephone or other means of telecommunication, and section 487.1 of the Criminal Code applies for that purpose, with any necessary modifications.
- 1997, c. 13, s. 36
- 2018, c. 9, s. 45
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