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Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Implementation Act (S.C. 1997, c. 33)

Act current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2003-07-02. Previous Versions

Delegation of Responsibility

Marginal note:Ministerial designation

 The Minister may designate one or more persons to exercise the powers, and perform the duties and functions, of the Minister under this Act or the Convention that are specified in the designation. That person or those persons may exercise those powers and shall perform those functions subject to such terms and conditions, if any, as are specified in the designation.


Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying out and giving effect to the provisions of the Convention and may make regulations prescribing anything that by this Act is to be prescribed by regulation.

  • Marginal note:Contravention of regulation

    (2) A regulation made under subsection (1) may make it an offence to contravene the regulation.

Amendments to the Convention

Marginal note:Amendment to schedule

 The Minister shall, by order, amend the schedule to incorporate any amendment to the Convention as soon as is practicable after the amendment takes effect, and shall cause the amendment to be laid before Parliament on any of the first fifteen days that either House of Parliament is sitting after the order is made.

  • 1997, c. 33, s. 20
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 3(F)


Marginal note:Punishment

  •  (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

Marginal note:Forfeiture

  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (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

 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

 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

Footnote * This Act or any provision of this Act comes into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.


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