17. Any person found guilty of an offence against this Act or a regulation thereunder is liable, in addition to costs, to a fine of $250 to $5 750 in the case of an individual and $475 to $23 000 in the case of a corporation.
In the case of a subsequent offence within two years after conviction for the same offence, the fines provided for in the first paragraph shall be $475 to $11 500 in the case of an individual and $925 to $47 500 in the case of a corporation.
In determining the amount of the fine, the court shall take into account the economic harm, if any, caused by the offence to the individuals dealing with the offender, and the benefit the offender derived from committing the offence.
R. S. 1964, c. 267, s. 15; 1966-67, c. 75, s. 10; 1984, c. 47, s. 60; 1986, c. 58, s. 30.