53. Should it be found, within one year following the receipt by the Minister of an annual statement of any society, that any officer of such society has wilfully made a false report with intent to deceive, such officer shall be liable to a maximum fine of $100.
Penal proceedings for such an offence shall be prescribed by one year from the date of receipt of the report.
The certificate of the Minister indicating the date of receipt of the report constitutes, failing any evidence to the contrary, conclusive proof of such fact.
R. S. 1964, c. 112, s. 53; 1969, c. 21, s. 35; 1990, c. 4, s. 832; 1992, c. 61, s. 582.