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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 217 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-06-27:

Marginal note:Designation

  •  (1) The Minister may designate as enforcement officers or analysts for the purposes of this Act, or any provision of this Act,

    • (a) persons or classes of persons who, in the Minister’s opinion, are qualified to be so designated; and

    • (b) with the approval of a government, persons or classes of persons employed by the government in the administration of a law respecting the protection of the environment.

  • Marginal note:Production of certificate of designation

    (2) Every enforcement officer or analyst shall be furnished with a certificate of designation as an enforcement officer or analyst, as the case may be, and on entering any place under section 218 or 220, as the case may be, shall, if so requested, produce the certificate to the person in charge of the place.

  • Marginal note:Powers of enforcement officers

    (3) For the purposes of this Act and the regulations, enforcement officers have all the powers of a peace officer, but the Minister may specify limits on those powers when designating any person or class of persons.

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