Pest Control Products Act

Version of section 47 from 2002-12-31 to 2016-12-11:

Marginal note:Report of contravention
  •  (1) A person who knows about a contravention of this Act or the regulations, or the reasonable likelihood of such a contravention, may report any information relating to the contravention to an inspector.

  • Marginal note:Confidentiality

    (2) When making a report, the person may request that their identity and any information that could reasonably reveal their identity not be disclosed, and no person shall disclose or permit the disclosure of that identity or information unless the person who made the request authorizes the disclosure in writing.

  • Marginal note:Protection of person

    (3) Despite any other Act of Parliament, no person shall dismiss, suspend, demote, discipline, deny a benefit of employment to, harass or otherwise disadvantage a person for having

    • (a) made a report under subsection (1);

    • (b) refused or stated an intention of refusing to do anything that the person reasonably believed was or would be a contravention under this Act; or

    • (c) done or stated an intention of doing anything that the person reasonably believed was required by or under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Offence and punishment

    (4) Every person who contravenes subsection (2) or (3) is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both.

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