127. In any proceedings instituted pursuant to this Act and in any proceeding brought under Chapter V, any pesticide analysis certificate signed by the person who made the analysis at the request of the Minister, an inspector or an investigator shall be admitted in lieu of the testimony of that person in respect of the facts stated therein if that person attests on the certificate that he himself has observed the facts mentioned therein. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, the certificate is proof of the capacity of the person having signed it.
The cost of such analysis forms part of the costs that may be awarded in favour of the prosecutor.
1987, c. 29, s. 127; 1990, c. 4, s. 649; 1997, c. 43, s. 422.