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Contraventions Act

Version of section 62 from 2003-04-01 to 2023-09-19:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Determination by court

  •  (1) The court before which an offender arrested in execution of the warrant is brought shall determine whether the offender is unwilling though able to pay the fine.

  • Marginal note:Committal of offender

    (2) The court may, where it determines that the offender is unwilling though able to pay the fine, issue a warrant for the committal of the offender in Form 8 of Part XXVIII of the Criminal Code, varied to suit the case,

    • (a) for the committal of the offender to custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, for one day, if the offender is a young person; or

    • (b) for the committal of the offender during the term determined by the court, if the offender is not a young person.

  • Marginal note:Other discharge of fine

    (3) A court that determines that an offender is willing to pay the fine though unable to pay it may

    • (a) order that the fine be discharged by earning credits for work performed during a period not exceeding two years in a program referred to in section 736 of the Criminal Code; or

    • (b) extend the time for payment of the fine by ordering periodic payments or otherwise.

  • 1992, c. 47, s. 62
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 17
  • 2002, c. 1, s. 170
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