Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
Marginal note:Custody of things seized
Marginal note:Forfeiture where ownership not ascertainable
(2) Where the lawful ownership of or entitlement to the seized thing cannot be ascertained within thirty days after its seizure, the thing, or any proceeds of its disposition, are forfeited to
(a) Her Majesty in right of Canada, if the thing was seized by a game officer employed in the public service of Canada; or
(b) Her Majesty in right of a province, if the thing was seized by a game officer employed by the government of that province.
Marginal note:Perishable things
(3) Where the seized thing is perishable, the game officer may dispose of it or destroy it, and any proceeds of its disposition must be
(a) paid to the lawful owner or person lawfully entitled to possession of the thing, unless proceedings under this Act are instituted within ninety days after its seizure; or
(b) retained by the game officer pending the outcome of the proceedings.
(4) The lawful owner of the seized thing may abandon it to Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.
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