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Food and Drugs Act

Version of section 31 from 2016-12-12 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Contravention of Act or regulations

 Subject to sections 31.1, 31.2 and 31.4, every person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or of the regulations, or fails to do anything the person was ordered to do by an inspector under section 25 or 27.2, is guilty of an offence and liable

  • (a) on summary conviction for a first offence to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both and, for a subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; and

  • (b) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-27, s. 31
  • 1996, c. 19, s. 77
  • 1997, c. 6, ss. 65, 91
  • 2014, c. 24, s. 8
  • 2016, c. 9, s. 10
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