27. Subject to section 24, every person is liable to a fine not exceeding $200, who:
(a) contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or of the regulations;
(b) makes a false declaration with intent to influence a decision respecting the payment of an allowance;
(c) obtains or receives, in bad faith or fraudulently, an allowance to which he is not entitled; or
(d) knowingly assists or encourages another person to obtain or receive an allowance to which he is not entitled.
Any person convicted of an offence contemplated in subparagraph c or d may also, on an application by the prosecutor which is attached to the statement of offence, be condemned to a fine not to exceed the amount obtained fraudulently or without right.
1973, c. 36, s. 27; 1989, c. 4, s. 6; 1990, c. 4, s. 51; 1992, c. 61, s. 49.