121. Penal proceedings must be instituted within two years of the commission of the offence.
However, where a false or misleading declaration is made to the Minister or an inspector, penal proceedings must be instituted within two years from the date on which the investigation record was opened or from the date on which the inspection which led to the discovery of the offence began.
The certificate of the Minister, investigator or inspector, as the case may be, indicating the date on which the investigation or inspection began constitutes, failing any evidence to the contrary, conclusive proof of such fact.
1987, c. 29, s. 121; 1992, c. 61, s. 437.