Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1996-03-06 Letter from Minister of the Environment

Minister of the Environment
Government of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3

March 6, 1996

Mr. Anthony Marr
Campaign Director
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
20 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4

Dear Mr. Marr:

Thank you for your letter of January 15... regarding the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA)...

... Its capacity to deter this trade with its proclamation this spring. Under the Act, poachers and smugglers will be liable to penalties of up to $150,000 and 5 years’ imprisonment, Corporations are liable to fines of up to $300,000. The maximum fine can be doubled for a second offence...

Yours sincerely,

Hon. Sergio Marchi
Minister of the Environment

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