S-2.3 - Civil Protection Act

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128. The following persons are guilty of an offence and are liable to a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 in the case of a natural person and $3,000 to $15,000 in the case of a legal person :
(1)  every person who fails to report a risk, keep the report up to date, establish or maintain safety measures, provide information, issue a warning or give a notice, in contravention of section 8, 9, 12, 13 or 14;
(2)  every person who hinders the Minister, an investigator, an inspector, a civil protection authority or one of its inspectors, an inspector of a local municipality or a person designated under section 44, 54, 72 or 90 in the exercise of their powers under this Act, who refuses to obey an order they are entitled to give, to communicate the information or documents they are entitled to require or, without valid reason, to provide the help or assistance they are entitled to require, or who conceals or destroys documents or other things relevant to the exercise of their functions; and
(3)  every person who reports or provides false, incomplete or misleading information or a document that is incomplete or contains false or misleading information in order to deceive the person entitled to the information.
Penal proceedings for an offence under subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph are prescribed one year after the prosecutor is apprised of the commission of the offence. However, proceedings may not be instituted more than five years after the commission of the offence.
2001, c. 76, s. 128.