In the most serious cases of non-compliance, the HPO Registrar can recommend to Crown Counsel that charges be laid against an individual or corporation. Crown Counsel would then prosecute through the courts.
Individuals who are convicted may be fined up to $25,000, imprisoned for up to one year, or both. If a corporation commits an offence, every director, officer or other person who authorized, permitted or acquiesced in the offence may be fined up to $25,000, imprisoned for up to one year, or both. A corporation may be fined up to $100,000 if convicted.