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Weights and Measures Act

Version of section 38 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-07-31:


Marginal note:Certificates of Minister

  •  (1) In any prosecution for an offence under this Act or the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, a certificate relating to a local standard and purporting to have been signed by the Minister or any person authorized by the Minister to sign on the Minister’s behalf is evidence of the matters stated therein relating to the accuracy of that standard without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate.

  • Marginal note:Certificates of inspectors

    (2) In any prosecution for an offence under this Act, a certificate purporting to have been issued by an inspector pursuant to subsection 19(1) and to have been signed by the inspector who made the inspection is evidence of the matters stated therein relating to the inspection without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate.

  • Marginal note:Attendance of inspector

    (3) The party against whom a certificate of an inspector is produced pursuant to subsection (2) may, with leave of the court, require the attendance of the inspector for the purposes of cross-examination.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (4) No certificate shall be admitted in evidence pursuant to subsection (2) unless the party intending to produce it has given to the party against whom it is intended to be produced reasonable notice of such intention together with a copy of the certificate.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 36, s. 38
  • 1976-77, c. 28, s. 46
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