Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Version of section 12 from 2005-06-28 to 2017-07-11:

Marginal note:Regulations
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make any regulations that the Governor in Council considers necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act and the Convention, including regulations

    • (a) providing for the periods during which, and the areas in which,

      • (i) migratory birds may be killed, captured or taken,

      • (ii) nests may be damaged, destroyed, removed or disturbed, or

      • (iii) migratory birds or nests may be bought, sold, exchanged, given or made the subject of a commercial transaction;

    • (b) for limiting the number of migratory birds that a person may kill, capture or take in any period when doing so is permitted by the regulations, and providing for the manner in which those birds may then be killed, captured or taken and the equipment that may be used;

    • (c) respecting the possession of migratory birds and nests that have been killed, captured, taken or removed in accordance with the regulations;

    • (d) for granting permits to kill, capture, take, buy, sell, exchange, give or possess migratory birds, or to make migratory birds the subject of a commercial transaction;

    • (e) for granting permits to remove or eliminate migratory birds or nests where it is necessary to do so to avoid injury to agricultural interests or in any other circumstances set out in the regulations;

    • (f) respecting the issuance, renewal, revocation and suspension of permits;

    • (g) for regulating the shipment or transportation of migratory birds from one province to another province or country and providing for the imposition of conditions governing international traffic in migratory birds;

    • (h) for prohibiting the killing, capturing, injuring, taking or disturbing of migratory birds or the damaging, destroying, removing or disturbing of nests;

    • (h.1) respecting the conditions and circumstances under which migratory birds may be killed, captured, injured, taken or disturbed, or nests may be damaged, destroyed, removed or disturbed;

    • (i) prescribing protection areas for migratory birds and nests, and for the control and management of those areas;

    • (i.1) respecting documents, records and data that any person or vessel or class of persons or vessels is required to keep or provide under this Act;

    • (i.2) excluding from the application of any provision of this Act or the regulations a military vessel, a naval auxiliary vessel or a vessel that is owned or operated by a state while it is being used only on government non-commercial service;

    • (j) for charging fees for permits, leases, stamps or other authorizing documents required to carry on any activity under this Act or the regulations, and for determining the amount of the fees and the terms and conditions under which they are to be paid;

    • (j.1) defining, for the purposes of this Act, any word or expression that is used in this Act and is not defined; and

    • (k) authorizing the Minister to vary or suspend the application of any regulation made under this Act if the Minister considers it necessary to do so for the conservation of migratory birds.

  • Marginal note:Amendments to Convention

    (2) The Minister shall, by order, amend the schedule to incorporate any amendment to the Convention as soon as is practicable after the amendment takes effect, and table any amendment in both Houses of Parliament within fifteen sitting days after the order is made.

  • Marginal note:Debate in House of Commons

    (3) Any amendment tabled in both Houses of Parliament pursuant to subsection (2) shall be debated in the House of Commons within twenty sitting days after being tabled in both Houses.

  • 1994, c. 22, s. 12;
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 53(E);
  • 2005, c. 23, s. 8.
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