Animal Pedigree Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 8 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2017-07-03 and last amended on 2004-12-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Failure to comply

 Where a direction of the Minister under section 54 or 55 contains a time limit and an association fails to carry out the direction within that time limit, the Minister may take over the property and carry on the business and affairs of the association for such time as the Minister considers appropriate.

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Minister may make regulations for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing anything that by this Act is to be prescribed; and

  • (b) respecting the dissolution of associations under this Act.

Dissolution

Marginal note:Minister may order dissolution
  •  (1) The Minister may, by order, declare the corporate powers of any association to be terminated in any of the following circumstances:

    • (a) where the association has failed to make by-laws in accordance with section 15 within one year after coming into existence;

    • (b) where the Minister is satisfied that the association has failed for any period to conduct its business and affairs in accordance with the provisions of its by-laws or this Act;

    • (c) where the Minister is satisfied that the association has failed for a period of twelve months to carry on business;

    • (d) where the association has failed to carry out any direction of the Minister under section 54 or 55 in the time, if any, specified in the direction; or

    • (e) on petition therefor by the association supported by a resolution to that effect passed by at least two thirds of the members of the association.

  • Marginal note:Dissolution in accordance with regulations

    (2) Where the Minister declares the corporate powers of an association to be terminated, the affairs of the association shall be wound up and the association shall be dissolved in accordance with regulations made pursuant to paragraph 57(b).

  • Marginal note:Distribution of assets

    (3) Where an association is dissolved, any property of the association that remains after the payment of the association’s debts and liabilities shall be transferred to such other association with a similar purpose or to such charity as the Minister may specify in writing.

Miscellaneous

Marginal note:Registration on behalf of an association
  •  (1) An association may, with the consent of the Minister, authorize any other association to register or identify, on the association’s behalf, the animals of any distinct breed or evolving breed in respect of which the association is incorporated.

  • Marginal note:By-laws

    (2) Where an association is authorized to register or identify animals on behalf of another association, the association shall do so in accordance with the other association’s by-laws relating to registration and identification.

  • Marginal note:Ability to contract

    (3) Nothing in subsection (1) shall preclude any association from entering into any other contract or arrangement for the normal conduct of its business and affairs.

Marginal note:Notice of meetings and annual report

 Every association shall send to the Minister

  • (a) at the same time and in the same manner as it sends to its members, notices of meetings setting out proposed amendments to its by-laws; and

  • (b) immediately after each annual meeting, a copy of the annual report, including an audited financial statement, together with a list of the directors and officers of the association and, where the association is a member of the Corporation, the name or names of the association’s voting representatives.

Marginal note:Registration and other rights

 Notwithstanding anything in the by-laws of an association, no person shall be denied the right to have registered, to have identified or to transfer the ownership of any animal unless that person

  • (a) is, at the time the right is denied, in arrears of any fees owing to the association; or

  • (b) has contravened

    • (i) a by-law of the association relating to

      • (A) the eligibility for registration or identification, as the case may be, of animals by the association,

      • (B) the individual identification of animals, or

      • (C) the keeping of private breeding records,

    • (ii) any provision of this Act or the regulations, or

    • (iii) any provision of the Health of Animals Act or the regulations thereunder relating to the identification, within the meaning of that Act, or testing of animals.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 8 (4th Supp.), s. 61;
  • 1994, c. 38, s. 13.
Marginal note:Indication of Minister’s approval
  •  (1) Where the Minister, on the completion of an inspection or examination pursuant to paragraph 52(1)(a), is satisfied that animals are being registered or identified, as the case may be, by an association in a manner that is acceptable to the Minister, the Minister may authorize the association to show on its certificates that the association’s system of registration or identification, as the case may be, has been approved by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (2) An approval referred to in subsection (1) must be in a form satisfactory to the Minister and the Minister may at any time and for any reason order an association to cease using the approval on its certificates.

Offences

Marginal note:No person shall keep records
  •  (1) Except as authorized by this Act, where an association is authorized by this Act to register or identify animals of a distinct breed or evolving breed, no person shall keep pedigrees in respect of animals of that distinct breed or evolving breed or issue any document purporting to evidence that a particular animal is of that distinct breed or evolving breed or so closely resembling a certificate of registration, or certificate of identification, as the case may be, that it would likely be mistaken for such a certificate.

  • Marginal note:No person shall issue document

    (2) No person shall issue in respect of any animal any document of any kind likely to deceive the public into believing that the document is a certificate of registration or certificate of identification in respect of the animal or that the animal is registered or identified under the authority of this Act.

Marginal note:Prohibitions

 No person shall

  • (a) knowingly sign or present, or cause or procure to be signed or presented, to a recording officer of any association or of the Corporation any declaration or application in relation to the registration, identification or transfer of ownership of any animal, semen or embryo that contains any material false statement or representation;

  • (b) knowingly represent that a certificate of registration or certificate of identification applies to an animal other than the one in respect of which it was issued;

  • (c) knowingly represent that a semen certificate or embryo certificate applies to any semen or embryo other than the semen or embryo in respect of which it was issued;

  • (d) falsify or alter any certificate of registration, certificate of identification, semen certificate or embryo certificate;

  • (e) without an express statement that the animal’s registration or identification is from a jurisdiction other than Canada, offer to sell, contract to sell or sell, as registered or identified, or as eligible to be registered or identified, within or outside the meaning of this Act, any animal that is not registered or identified, or eligible to be registered or identified;

  • (f) offer to sell, contract to sell or sell, as recorded, or as eligible to be recorded, in the books of any association, or of the Corporation, any semen or embryo that is not recorded or eligible to be recorded in those books;

  • (g) knowingly offer to sell, contract to sell or sell any animal in a manner that is likely to create an erroneous impression that the animal is registered or eligible to be registered;

  • (h) offer to sell, contract to sell or sell, as a purebred of a breed, any animal that is not registered or eligible to be registered as a purebred by the association authorized to register animals of that breed or by the Corporation;

  • (i) without an express statement that the animal’s registration, identification or status as a purebred is from a jurisdiction other than Canada, offer to sell, contract to sell or sell, as registered or identified, or as a purebred, any animal for which there is no individual identification in accordance with the by-laws of the association that has registered or identified the animal; and

  • (j) without an express statement that the animal’s registration, identification or status as a purebred is from a jurisdiction other than Canada and that the animal will not be registered or identified in Canada by the person, sell, as registered or identified, or as eligible to be registered or identified, or as a purebred, any animal without providing to the buyer thereof within six months after the sale the animal’s duly transferred certificate of registration or certificate of identification.

 
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