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Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act

Version of section 14 from 2002-12-31 to 2010-12-09:


Marginal note:Inspections

  •  (1) For the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act and the regulations, an officer may at any reasonable time enter and inspect any place in which the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, there is any thing to which this Act applies, or there are any documents relating to the administration of this Act or the regulations, and the officer may

    • (a) open or cause to be opened any container that the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, contains such a thing;

    • (b) inspect any such thing and take samples free of charge;

    • (c) require any person to produce for inspection or copying, in whole or in part, any document that the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, contains any information relevant to the administration of this Act or the regulations; and

    • (d) seize any thing by means of or in relation to which the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, this Act or the regulations have been contravened or that the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, will afford evidence of a contravention of this Act or the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Conveyance

    (2) For the purpose of carrying out an inspection under subsection (1), an officer may stop a conveyance or direct that it be moved to a place where the inspection may be carried out.

  • Marginal note:Dwelling-place

    (3) An officer may not enter a dwelling-place except with the consent of the occupant or under the authority of a warrant issued under subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Warrant

    (4) Where on ex parte application a justice of the peace is satisfied by information on oath that

    • (a) the conditions for entry described in subsection (1) exist in relation to a dwelling-place,

    • (b) entry to the dwelling-place is necessary for any purpose in relation to the administration of this Act or the regulations, and

    • (c) entry to the dwelling-place has been refused or there are reasonable grounds for believing that entry will be refused,

    the justice may issue a warrant authorizing an officer to enter the dwelling-place subject to any conditions that may be specified in the warrant.

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