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Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Version of section 18 from 2003-01-01 to 2010-12-09:

Marginal note:Limitation period

  •  (1) Proceedings by way of summary conviction in respect of an offence may be commenced at any time within, but not later than, two years after the day on which the subject-matter of the proceedings became known to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s certificate

    (2) A document appearing to have been issued by the Minister, certifying the day on which the subject-matter of any proceedings became known to the Minister, is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the document and is proof of the matter asserted in it.

  • Marginal note:References to the Minister

    (3) For the purposes of this section, a reference to the Minister includes the provincial minister responsible for the protection of wildlife in the province where the offence is alleged to have been committed.

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