June 27, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Douglas King Hazen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HAZEN:

Apparently power is given in subsection 1 to enter and seize, and under subsection 2, to hold the articles for ninety days, or almost ninety days, and then proceedings can be instituted. Subsection 2 says:
Any article seized pursuant to subsection one of this section may be retained for a period of ninety days and if before the expiration of such period any proceedings in respect of such article are taken under this act may be further retained until such proceedings are finally concluded.
In other words, they can seize the articles, they can hold them for practically ninety days, and then they can commence proceedings. Why do they not have to commence the proceedings when they seize the articles? Why are they permitted to wait ninety days?

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF ACT-CONSOLIDATION OF STATUTORY PROVISIONS
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