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Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Version of section 141 from 2022-12-15 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:By whom

  •  (1) A person authorized by the Minister to do so may, at all reasonable times, for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Part, inspect, audit or examine the records, processes, property or premises of a person that may be relevant in determining the obligations of that or any other person under this Part, or the amount of any rebate to which that or any other person is entitled under this Part and whether that person or any other person is in compliance with this Part.

  • Marginal note:Powers of authorized person

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the authorized person may, at all reasonable times, for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Part

    • (a) enter any place in which the authorized person reasonably believes the person keeps or should keep records, carries on any activity to which this Part applies or does anything in relation to that activity; and

    • (b) require any person to give the authorized person all reasonable assistance, to answer all proper questions relating to the administration or enforcement of this Part and

      • (i) to attend with the authorized person at a place designated by the authorized person, or by video-conference or by another form of electronic communication, and to answer the questions orally, and

      • (ii) to answer the questions in writing, in any form specified by the authorized person; and

    • (c) require any person to give the authorized person all reasonable assistance with anything the authorized person is authorized to do under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Prior authorization

    (3) If any place referred to in subsection (2) is a dwelling-house, the authorized person may not enter that dwelling-house without the consent of the occupant, except under the authority of a warrant issued under subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Warrant to enter dwelling-house

    (4) A judge may issue a warrant authorizing a person to enter a dwelling-house subject to the conditions specified in the warrant if, on ex parte application by the Minister, a judge is satisfied by information on oath that

    • (a) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the dwelling-house is a place referred to in subsection (2);

    • (b) entry into the dwelling-house is necessary for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Part; and

    • (c) entry into the dwelling-house has been, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that entry will be, refused.

  • Marginal note:Orders if entry not authorized

    (5) If the judge is not satisfied that entry into the dwelling-house is necessary for any purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Part, the judge may, to the extent that access was or may be expected to be refused and that a record or property is or may be expected to be kept in the dwelling-house,

    • (a) order the occupant of the dwelling-house to provide a person with reasonable access to any record or property that is or should be kept in the dwelling-house; and

    • (b) make any other order that is appropriate in the circumstances to carry out the purposes of this Part.

  • Marginal note:Definition of dwelling-house

    (6) In this section, dwelling-house means the whole or any part of a building or structure that is kept or occupied as a permanent or temporary residence, and includes

    • (a) a building within the curtilage of a dwelling-house that is connected to it by a doorway or by a covered and enclosed passageway; and

    • (b) a unit that is designed to be mobile and to be used as a permanent or temporary residence and that is being used as such a residence.

  • 2018, c. 12, s. 186 “141”
  • 2022, c. 19, s. 68

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