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Bridge To Strengthen Trade Act (S.C. 2012, c. 31, s. 179)

Act current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

Information Gathering

Marginal note:Production of documents

  •  (1) The Minister may, for the purpose of verifying compliance with this Act, by registered letter or by a demand served personally, require any person to produce at a place specified in the letter or in the demand any document that the Minister believes is relevant for that purpose that is in the person’s possession, or to which the person may reasonably be expected to have access, within any reasonable time and in any reasonable manner that is specified in the letter or demand.

  • Marginal note:Compliance

    (2) A person who is required to produce any document under subsection (1) must do so as required.


Marginal note:Offence

 A person who contravenes any of sections 7 to 11 and 13 and subsection 23(2) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable

  • (a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of not more than $25,000; and

  • (b) in any other case, to a fine of not more than $500,000.

Marginal note:Offence committed by employee or agent or mandatary of accused

 In a prosecution for an offence under this Act, it is sufficient proof of the offence to establish that it was committed by an employee or agent or mandatary of the accused, whether or not the employee, agent or mandatary is identified or has been prosecuted for the offence, unless the accused establishes that the offence was committed without the knowledge or consent of the accused and that the accused exercised due diligence to prevent its commission.

Marginal note:Due diligence defence

 Subject to section 25, a person is not to be found guilty of an offence under this Act if they establish that they exercised due diligence to prevent its commission.

Marginal note:Limitation period

 Proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act may be instituted within two years after the day on which the subject matter of the proceedings arose.

Regulatory Powers

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Minister may, by regulation,

    • (a) specify that a work is a related work for the purpose of the definition related work in section 2; and

    • (b) amend the schedule to change the boundaries of the territory described in the schedule.

  • Marginal note:Coming into effect

    (2) A regulation has effect from the day on which it is made.


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