24. The powers conferred upon peace officers by Chapter II of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1) and the duties imposed on them by the same chapter are also conferred upon every inspector entrusted with the enforcement of this Act and its regulations.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, an inspector
(1) may not, under article 75 of the Code, arrest a person committing an offence against this Act or its regulations unless the offence is likely to endanger the life or health of persons, their safety or the safety of property;
(2) may not, under article 76 of the Code, require security;
(3) shall, as soon as possible when he arrests a person, place the person in the custody of a peace officer, except in the case provided for in article 88 of the said Code, if the inspector was unable to release the person from custody in accordance with article 74 or 75 of the Code.
This section ceases to have effect on 1 November 1993.