Motor Vehicle Safety Act
Marginal note:Entry by inspectors
15 (1) For the purpose of verifying compliance with this Act, an inspector may at any reasonable time enter any place in which the inspector believes on reasonable grounds there is
(a) any vehicle or equipment of a class for which standards have been prescribed that is owned by, or is on the premises of, a company or a consignee of imported vehicles or imported equipment;
(b) any component intended to be used in the manufacture of a vehicle or equipment for which safety standards have been prescribed; or
(c) any record referred to in paragraph 5(1)(g).
Marginal note:Search of premises
(2) An inspector who enters a place pursuant to subsection (1) may examine any vehicle, equipment or component found there, and may open any package or receptacle in that place that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contains any equipment or component referred to in that subsection.
Marginal note:Production of documents
(3) An inspector may require any person to produce for examination any books, records, reports, test data, shipping bills, bills of lading or other documents or electronically stored data that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contain any information relevant to the enforcement of this Act or to the identification or analysis of a defect referred to in subsection 10(1), and may make copies of or take extracts from any of them.
Marginal note:Seizure of property
(4) An inspector may seize and, subject to sections 489.1 to 491.2 of the Criminal Code, detain any vehicle, equipment or component described in subsection (1)
(a) by means of which or in relation to which the inspector believes on reasonable grounds this Act has been contravened; or
(b) that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds will afford evidence in respect of a contravention of this Act.
- 1993, c. 16, s. 15
- 2014, c. 20, s. 226
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