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Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Version of section 18.5 from 2005-06-28 to 2010-12-09:

Marginal note:Proceedings against vessels

  •  (1) The provisions of this Act and the Criminal Code relating to indictable or summary conviction offences that apply to persons apply also to vessels, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • Marginal note:Service on vessel

    (2) If a vessel is charged with an offence under this Act, the summons may be served on the vessel by leaving it with the master or any officer of the vessel or by posting it on a conspicuous part of the vessel.

  • Marginal note:Appearance at trial

    (3) The vessel shall appear by counsel or a representative. If the vessel does not appear, a court may, on proof of service of the summons, proceed to hold the trial in the absence of the vessel.

  • Marginal note:Proceedings on indictment

    (4) For greater certainty, subsection (3) applies to a trial on an indictment.

  • 2005, c. 23, s. 15

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