Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada Snowshoe Hare Regulations (SOR/2004-301)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2009-12-03. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The holder of a snare permit shall remove their snares, snaring line indicators and trail indicators when the limit of snowshoe hare specified in their permit has been reached, or, if that limit is not reached, within 48 hours after the expiry of the permit.

  • (2) If the permit holder fails to comply with subsection (1), the superintendent shall remove and dispose of the snares, snaring line indicators and trail indicators.

  •  (1) Within 60 days after the expiry of a snare permit, the permit holder shall return the permit to the superintendent.

  • (2) The permit holder shall record the following information on the back of their snare permit prior to returning it:

    • (a) the number of snares set by the permit holder;

    • (b) the number of snowshoe hare snared by the permit holder;

    • (c) the areas in which the snowshoe hare were snared; and

    • (d) any other information that the permit holder was required to record under a condition of the permit.

Powers of Superintendent

 The superintendent shall, for the purposes of the conservation of snowshoe hare and the maintenance of the ecological integrity of the park reserve, in respect of each season, determine those areas in the park reserve in which the snaring of snowshoe hare will be permitted or restricted.

 The superintendent may, at any time, for the purposes of management of the park reserve, public safety or the conservation of natural resources, close areas of the park reserve to the snaring of snowshoe hare for any period that the superintendent determines necessary.

 Based on the determinations made under sections 15 and 16, the superintendent shall, in respect of each season, determine

  • (a) the limit of snowshoe hare that may be snared under a snare permit; and

  • (b) the maximum number of snare permits to be issued for each area where the snaring of snowshoe hare will be permitted.

Suspension and Revocation

  •  (1) The superintendent may suspend a snare permit if the permit holder contravenes any provision of these Regulations or any condition of their permit.

  • (2) The superintendent shall reinstate a suspended snare permit

    • (a) if the contravention that led to the suspension has been corrected;

    • (b) after a period of 30 days from the date of the suspension, unless proceedings have been instituted before the end of that period in respect of the alleged contravention; or

    • (c) if proceedings are instituted, after the permit holder has been found not guilty of an offence in respect of the alleged contravention or after the proceedings against them have been discontinued.

  • (3) The superintendent shall revoke a snare permit if

    • (a) the permit holder is convicted of an offence in respect of a contravention of any provision of these Regulations or any condition of the permit; or

    • (b) except when the permit was reinstated under paragraph (2)(b) or (c), the permit has been suspended twice during the period for which it was issued.

Decisions of the Superintendent


 If the superintendent refuses to issue, or suspends or revokes, a snare permit, the superintendent shall, within 15 days after making their decision, provide written notice of their decision, including reasons, to the applicant or permit holder, as applicable.


  •  (1) Any person to whom the superintendent has refused to issue a snare permit, or whose snare permit has been suspended or revoked by the superintendent, may request a review of the superintendent's decision by submitting a request in writing to the Chief Executive Officer within 30 days after receipt by that person of the notice referred to in section 19.

  • (2) On receipt of the written request for review, the Chief Executive Officer shall require that the superintendent issue or reinstate the snare permit if the Chief Executive Officer reaches a decision that differs from the superintendent's decision with respect

    • (a) in the case of a refusal, to the requirements and matters to be considered under sections 7 and 8; and

    • (b) in the case of a suspension or revocation, to the reasons referred to in section 18.

  • (3) The Chief Executive Officer shall provide written notice of their decision, including reasons, to the person who requested the review.

Consequential Amendments to the National Parks Wildlife Regulations


Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

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