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Explosives Act

Version of section 21 from 2004-12-15 to 2008-05-31:

Marginal note:Possession, sale, manufacture, importation or delivery of explosive

  •  (1) Except as authorized by or under this Act, every person who, personally or by an agent or a mandatary, is in possession of, sells, offers for sale, makes, manufactures, imports or delivers any explosive is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable

    • (a) for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars; and

    • (b) for each subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

  • Marginal note:No offence

    (2) No person shall be convicted under this section of having an explosive in his possession if he establishes that he manufactured, imported or purchased the explosive in accordance with the requirements of this Act and the regulations.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-17, s. 21
  • 1993, c. 32, s. 11
  • 2004, c. 25, s. 139(E)

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