Last updated: December 15, 2021

Enforcement Authorities

Authorized Agency
Duty to Enforce

Authorized officer


An authorized officer is permitted to remove an offending person from the premises or public conveyance where the offense is taking place. An “authorized officer” is defined as: (a) a constable; (b) a customs officer appointed under the Customs Act; (c) a Medical Officer (Health); or (d) any other person so designated by the Minister.

To more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty to investigate complaints and possible violations of the law.