Canada National Parks Act

Version of section 26 from 2009-06-18 to 2010-12-09:

Marginal note:Poaching and trafficking
  •  (1) Except as permitted by this Act or the regulations, no person shall hunt, traffic in or possess, in a park, any wildlife of a species named in Part 1 of Schedule 3, or traffic in or possess such wildlife taken from a park.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $150,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $250,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Poaching and trafficking

    (3) Except as permitted by this Act or the regulations, no person shall hunt, traffic in or possess, in a park, any wildlife of a species named in Part 2 of Schedule 3, or traffic in or possess such wildlife taken from a park.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (4) Every person who contravenes subsection (3) is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (5) The definitions in this subsection apply in this section.

    hunt

    chasser

    hunt means to kill, injure, seize, capture or trap, or to attempt to do so, and includes to pursue, stalk, track, search for, lie in wait for or shoot at for any of those purposes. (chasser)

    possess

    possession

    possess, in relation to any person, includes knowingly having any thing in any place, whether or not that place belongs to or is occupied by the person, for his or her own use or benefit or for that of another person. (possession)

    wildlife

    animal sauvage

    wildlife, in relation to any species named in Schedule 3, includes any part of an individual of the species, and their eggs and embryos. (animal sauvage)

  • Marginal note:Amendments to Schedule 3

    (6) The Governor in Council may, by regulation, amend Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 3 by adding the name of any species of wild mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird, fish or invertebrate or by deleting the name of any species.

  • 2000, c. 32, s. 26;
  • 2009, c. 17, s. 5.
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