Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act
12 (1) The Minister may designate such persons or classes of persons as the Minister considers necessary to act as officers for the purposes of this Act or any provision thereof, and where the person to be designated is an employee, or the class of persons to be designated consists of employees, of the government of a province, the Minister shall only designate that person or class with the agreement of that government.
Marginal note:Powers of peace officers
(2) Officers designated under subsection (1) have, for the purposes of this Act, all the powers of a peace officer, but the Minister may limit, in any manner the Minister considers appropriate, the powers that certain officers may exercise for the purposes of this Act and, where those powers are so limited, they shall be specified in the certificate referred to in subsection (3).
Marginal note:Certificate to be shown
(3) On entering any place under this Act, an officer shall, on request, show the person in charge or the occupant of the place a certificate, in the form approved by the Minister, certifying that the officer has been designated pursuant to this section.
(4) No person shall knowingly make any false or misleading statement either orally or in writing to, or obstruct or hinder, an officer who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act or the regulations.
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