53. Saving the provisions of subdivision 4, prosecutions for the recovery of fines or penalties imposed by this division, as well as of damages, if they do not exceed $25, may be brought before one or two justices of the peace of the place where the offence was committed.
When the damages exceed $25, the suit shall be brought, according to the amount, before the Provincial Court or the Superior Court of the district in which the damages were caused.
R. S. 1964, c. 84, s. 53; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 17, s. 2.