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Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act

Version of section 2 from 2011-11-29 to 2019-01-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,


    advertise means make any representation to the public by any means whatever, other than a label, for the purpose of promoting directly or indirectly the sale of a product; (publicité ou annonce)


    apply means, in respect of a label, to attach to, imprint on, include in or cause to accompany in any other way a product; (Version anglaise seulement)


    Commissioner means the Commissioner of Competition appointed under the Competition Act; (commissaire)


    container means a receptacle, package, wrapper or confining band in which a product is offered for sale but does not include package liners or shipping containers or any outer wrapping or box that is not customarily displayed to the consumer; (contenant)


    dealer means a person who is a retailer, manufacturer, processor or producer of a product, or a person who is engaged in the business of importing, packing or selling any product; (fournisseur)


    inspector means any person designated as an inspector


    label means any label, mark, sign, device, imprint, stamp, brand, ticket or tag; (Version anglaise seulement)


    Minister means the Minister of Industry and, for the enforcement of this Act as it relates to food, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; (ministre)

    prepackaged product

    prepackaged product means any product that is packaged in a container in such a manner that it is ordinarily sold to or used or purchased by a consumer without being re-packaged; (produit préemballé)


    prescribed means prescribed by the regulations; (Version anglaise seulement)


    product means any article that is or may be the subject of trade or commerce but does not include land or any interest or right in land; (produit)


    sell includes

    • (a) offer for sale, expose for sale and have in possession for sale, and

    • (b) display in such manner as to lead to a reasonable belief that the substance or product so displayed is intended for sale. (vendre)

  • Marginal note:Functions of Commissioner

    (2) The functions of the Minister of Industry in relation to the administration of this Act except subsection 11(1), and in relation to the enforcement of this Act except as it relates to food, as that term is defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, may be exercised by the Commissioner on behalf of that Minister.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-38, s. 2
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 145(F)
  • 1995, c. 1, ss. 62, 63
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 40
  • 1999, c. 2, s. 44
  • 2011, c. 21, s. 119

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