279. A person convicted of an offence other than an offence under section 278 is liable
(a) in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $600 to $6,000;
(b) in the case of a legal person, to a fine of $1,000 to $40,000.
For a second or subsequent conviction, the offender is liable to a fine with minimum and maximum limits twice as high as those prescribed in subparagraph a or b, as the case may be.
1978, c. 9, s. 279; 1990, c. 4, s. 704; 1992, c. 58, s. 4; 1999, c. 40, s. 234; 2015, c. 4, s. 7.