21. (1) Every person who contravenes section 6 or 8 or subsection 13(3) or 17(1) is guilty of an offence and liable
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months, or to both; and
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both.
Marginal note:Offence under the regulations
(2) Every person who contravenes a regulation made under section 19, the contravention of which has been made an offence by that regulation, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
- 1997, c. 33, s. 21;
- 1999, c. 31, s. 7.
22. (1) If a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the convicting court may, in addition to any punishment imposed, order that any thing seized by means of which or in respect of which the offence was committed be forfeited. On the making of that order, the thing is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be disposed of as the Minister directs.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to real property other than real property built or significantly modified for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under this Act.
Marginal note:Limitation period for summary conviction offences
23. Proceedings by way of summary conviction may be instituted at any time within, but not later than, two years after the day on which the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.
Marginal note:Continuing offence
24. If an offence under this Act is committed or continued on more than one day, the person who committed the offence is liable to be convicted for a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.
COMING INTO FORCE
Marginal note:Order in Council
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