Marginal note:Limitation period
10 (1) Proceedings by way of summary conviction in respect of an offence under this Act may be instituted
(a) in the case of an offence that is a misrepresentation of the variety name or purity of variety of a seed, within three years after the time the subject-matter of the prosecution becomes known to the Minister; or
(b) in the case of any other offence, within two years from the time when the subject-matter of the prosecution becomes known to the Minister.
Marginal note:Minister’s certificate
(2) A document purporting to have been issued by the Minister, certifying the day on which the subject-matter of any prosecution became known to the Minister, is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the document and is evidence of the matters asserted in it.
- R.S., 1985, c. S-8, s. 10
- R.S., 1985, c. 49 (1st Supp.), s. 6
- 1997, c. 6, s. 89
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