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Weights and Measures Act

Version of section 10 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-07-31:


Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

    • (a) prescribing the manner in which a person may apply to have any device or any class, type or design of device approved for use in trade;

    • (b) prescribing a date beyond which a class, type or design of device shall not be approved for use in trade unless it is capable of weighing or measuring in terms of units of measurement set out and defined in Schedule I;

    • (c) establishing temperature scales and prescribing the purposes for which those scales may be used in Canada;

    • (d) respecting the manner in which inspectors shall carry out their duties under this Act;

    • (e) prescribing the manner in which an inspector shall determine whether any lot, shipment, proposed shipment or identifiable quantity of any commodity meets the requirements of this Act and the regulations;

    • (f) prescribing the circumstances in which an inspection shall be required where an adjustment, alteration or repair is made to a device;

    • (g) prescribing the circumstances and the manner in which a trader shall report the location of any device that is owned by the trader or held in the trader’s possession for use in trade;

    • (h) requiring any person to report, and specifying the manner in which a report shall be made of, the removal of any marking or tag or the breaking of any seal placed on or attached to a device by an inspector or any person who has adjusted, altered or repaired that device and the nature of any adjustment, alteration or repair made to a device;

    • (i) establishing or providing for the establishment of specifications relating to design, composition, construction and performance to which any device or class, type or design of device shall conform before it may be approved for use in trade and specifications relating to the installation and use of any device or class, type or design of device;

    • (j) prescribing, in respect of any or all categories of trade and in respect of any or all class or classes of persons carrying on business therein, in any geographical areas of Canada, a date beyond which a class, type or design of device shall not be used in trade unless it is capable of weighing or measuring in terms of units of measurement set out and defined in Schedule I;

    • (k) respecting the detention of devices, commodities and other things seized and detained under section 39;

    • (l) respecting the disposition of devices, commodities and other things forfeited under section 41;

    • (m) authorizing for any particular purpose the use of a unit of measurement that is not otherwise authorized under this Act;

    • (n) prescribing, in respect of any or all categories of trade in any geographical areas of Canada, the units or multiples or subdivisions of units of measurement that shall be used for offering, advertising or displaying commodities for retail trade in terms of price per unit of measurement;

    • (o) prescribing, in respect of any or all categories of trade and in respect of any or all class or classes of persons carrying on business therein, in any geographical areas of Canada, a date beyond which units of measurement set out and defined in Schedule II shall not be used in trade;

    • (p) respecting the form of any receipts, certificates, statements, tags, seals or documents that may be used under this Act;

    • (q) prescribing the fees that shall be paid by any person for any inspection or other service provided by an inspector under this Act;

    • (r) determining the nature of any charges that a person may be required to pay in relation to any inspection or other service provided by an inspector under this Act and the manner in which those charges shall be determined;

    • (s) prescribing the time when or the period of time within which, and the manner in which any fees or charges shall be paid;

    • (t) requiring any person who sells or offers for sale any liquid commodity by means of a coin-operated machine to state on the machine the owner’s name and address, the identification number of the machine and the quantity of the commodity being sold or offered for sale in terms of a unit of measurement of volume or capacity together with the price demanded for that quantity and prescribing the form and manner in which such information shall be stated;

    • (u) exempting, conditionally or unconditionally, any device or class, type or design of device or any class or type of trade transaction from any or all of the provisions of this Act; and

    • (v) prescribing any matter or thing that by this Act may be prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Publication of proposed regulations

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the Minister shall publish in the Canada Gazette a copy of each regulation that the Governor in Council proposes to make under paragraphs (1)(b), (j), (n) and (o) and a reasonable opportunity shall be afforded to interested persons to make representations with respect thereto.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) The Minister is not required to publish a proposed regulation if it has been published pursuant to subsection (2) whether or not it has been amended as a result of representations made by interested persons as provided in that subsection.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 10
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 136(F)
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