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Weights and Measures Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. W-6)

Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Alteration, adjustment and replacement of odometers

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) alters or adjusts the odometer of a motor vehicle in such a manner that as a result of the alteration or adjustment the total distance indicated on the odometer is other than the total distance travelled by that vehicle; or

    • (b) replaces the odometer of a motor vehicle without setting the replacement odometer to the total distance travelled by the vehicle.

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    (2) No person shall be convicted of an offence

    • (a) under paragraph (1)(a) if that person establishes that

      • (i) the alteration or adjustment was reasonably necessary for the purpose of making repairs to the odometer or to any other part of the motor vehicle related thereto, and

      • (ii) it was reasonably impracticable to re-set the odometer to the total distance indicated thereon prior to the alteration or adjustment; or

    • (b) under paragraph (1)(b) if that person establishes that

      • (i) the replacement was reasonably necessary because the odometer was defective, and

      • (ii) it was reasonably impracticable to set the replacement odometer to the total distance indicated on the odometer that was replaced.

  • R.S., 1985, c. W-6, s. 27
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 202
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