Marine Liability Act
Marginal note:Administrator’s powers
117.3 (1) The Administrator may,
(a) for the purposes of subsection 117.1(1) or 117.2(1), (2) or (3), at any reasonable time, enter a place in which he or she has reasonable grounds to believe there are any records, books of account, accounts, vouchers or other documents relating to information referred to in Article 15 of the Fund Convention, Article 13 of the Supplementary Fund Protocol or Article 21 or 45 of the Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention, as the case may be;
(b) for the purposes of subsection 117.1(1) or 117.2(1), (2) or (3), examine anything at the place and copy or take away for further examination or copying any record, book of account, account, voucher or other document that he or she has reasonable grounds to believe contains any such information; and
(c) for the purposes of subsection 117.1(1) or 117.2(1), (2) or (3), require the owner, occupier or person in charge of the place to give the Administrator all reasonable assistance in connection with the examination and to answer all proper questions relating to the examination and, for that purpose, require the owner, occupier or person in charge to attend at the place with the Administrator.
Marginal note:No obstruction or false statements
(2) No person shall knowingly obstruct or hinder the Administrator in the exercise of any powers under subsection (1) or knowingly make a false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to the Administrator while he or she is exercising those powers.
Marginal note:Warrant required to enter dwelling place
(3) A dwelling place may not be entered under subsection (1) unless it is entered with the occupant’s consent or under the authority of a warrant issued under subsection (4).
Marginal note:Authority to issue warrant
(4) On ex parte application, a justice, as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code, may issue a warrant authorizing the Administrator to enter a dwelling place, subject to any conditions that may be specified in the warrant, if the justice is satisfied by information on oath that
(a) the dwelling place is a place referred to in paragraph (1)(a);
(b) entry to the dwelling place is necessary for the purposes of subsection 117.1(1) or 117.2(1), (2) or (3); and
(c) entry to the dwelling place has been refused or there are reasonable grounds to believe that it will be refused.
- 2018, c. 27, s. 734
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