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Plant Protection Act

Version of section 8 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-02-26:

Marginal note:Removal of imports

  •  (1) Where an inspector believes on reasonable grounds that a thing has been imported into Canada and that it

    • (a) was imported in contravention of this Act or the regulations, or

    • (b) is a pest, is or could be infested with a pest or constitutes or could constitute a biological obstacle to the control of a pest,

    the inspector may, whether or not the thing is seized, require the owner of the thing or the person having the possession, care or control of it to remove it from Canada.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) A requirement under subsection (1) shall be communicated by personal delivery of a notice to the owner or person having the possession, care or control of the thing, or by sending the notice to the owner or person, and the notice may specify the period within which or the manner in which the thing is to be removed.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture where non-compliance

    (3) Where a thing is not removed from Canada as required under this section, it shall, notwithstanding section 32, be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be disposed of as the Minister may direct.

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