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Species at Risk Act

Version of section 77 from 2012-06-29 to 2019-08-27:

Marginal note:Licences, permits, etc., under other Acts of Parliament

  •  (1) Despite any other Act of Parliament, any person or body, other than a competent minister, authorized under any Act of Parliament, other than this Act, to issue or approve a licence, a permit or any other authorization that authorizes an activity that may result in the destruction of any part of the critical habitat of a listed wildlife species may enter into, issue, approve or make the authorization only if the person or body has consulted with the competent minister, has considered the impact on the species’ critical habitat and is of the opinion that

    • (a) all reasonable alternatives to the activity that would reduce the impact on the species’ critical habitat have been considered and the best solution has been adopted; and

    • (b) all feasible measures will be taken to minimize the impact of the activity on the species’ critical habitat.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (1.1) Subsection (1) does not apply to the National Energy Board when it issues a certificate under an order made under subsection 54(1) of the National Energy Board Act.

  • Marginal note:Application of section 58

    (2) For greater certainty, section 58 applies even though a licence, a permit or any other authorization has been issued in accordance with subsection (1).

  • 2002, c. 29, s. 77
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 165

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