The Agricultural Pests Act enables the Minister’s authority to declare an animal, bird, insect, plant, or disease as a pest or nuisance if it is destroying, harming, or is likely to destroy or harm any land, livestock, or property in all or part of Alberta. The duties of individuals and local authorities related to the prevention and destruction of pests are described in the Act. It also outlines the appointment and powers of inspectors to enforce the Act. Offences related to, and penalties for, contravention of the Act are described. The appeal process for issued notices and the recovery of inspector’s expenses are also described.
December 7, 2023
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