The penalty under Bylaw No. 2005-18 indicates that an individual contravening the bylaw is subject to, “a fine of not more than $5,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of not more than $5,000 for each day during which the offence continues”. In the case of a corporation, the penalty for an offence is, “a fine of not more than $10,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of not more than $10,000 for each day during which the offence continues".
The bylaw sets out strict rules for businesses storing and selling fireworks within the allowable periods. Among these provisions:
1) Fireworks cannot be displayed in lots exceeding 25 kilograms.
2) Fireworks must be in a display case or other suitable receptacle not accessible to the public, and dispensed only by the vendor or the vendor’s employees.
3) A summary of the bylaw requirements must be displayed immediately adjacent to the fireworks.
4) Fireworks cannot be stored where they are exposed to direct sunlight or excess heat, or in close proximity to flammable material.