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Canada National Parks Act

Version of section 25 from 2010-12-10 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Trafficking in wild animals, etc.

  •  (1) Except as permitted by this Act or the regulations, no person shall traffic in any wild animal, whether living or dead, at any developmental stage, in any part of or any derivative of, or in any egg or embryo of, a wild animal — or in any plant or part of a plant or in any other naturally occurring object or product of natural phenomena — taken in or from a park.

  • Marginal note:Offence

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

    • (a) on conviction on indictment,

      • (i) in the case of an individual,

        • (A) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $7,500 and not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both, and

        • (B) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $15,000 and not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both,

      • (ii) in the case of a person, other than an individual or a corporation referred to in subparagraph (iii),

        • (A) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $400,000 and not more than $5,000,000, and

        • (B) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $800,000 and not more than $10,000,000, and

      • (iii) in the case of a corporation that the court has determined under section 27.1 to be a small revenue corporation,

        • (A) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $25,000 and not more than $3,000,000, and

        • (B) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $50,000 and not more than $6,000,000; or

    • (b) on summary conviction,

      • (i) in the case of an individual,

        • (A) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $4,000 and not more than $225,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and

        • (B) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $8,000 and not more than $450,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both,

      • (ii) in the case of a person, other than an individual or a corporation referred to in subparagraph (iii),

        • (A) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $50,000 and not more than $3,000,000, and

        • (B) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $100,000 and not more than $6,000,000, and

      • (iii) in the case of a corporation that the court has determined under section 27.1 to be a small revenue corporation,

        • (A) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $15,000 and not more than $1,250,000, and

        • (B) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $30,000 and not more than $2,500,000.

  • Definition of traffic

    (3) In this section and section 26, traffic means to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, buy, offer to buy, solicit, barter, exchange, give, send, transport or deliver.

  • 2000, c. 32, s. 25
  • 2009, c. 14, s. 34, c. 17, ss. 4, 12
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