What Is An Environmental Enforcement?
The Enforcement Branch of the Canadian government is responsible for ensuring organizations respect and comply with various federal statues that deal with environmental law, including:
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act
- Fisheries Act;
- Hazardous Products Act
- Migratory Birds Convention Act,
- Canada Wildlife Act,
- Species at Risk Act;
- The Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act; and
- Canada National Park Act.
Enforcement officers are appointed under section 217(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and fall into two categories: Environmental Enforcement and Wildlife Enforcement.
Members of the RCMP, fishery officers, parks officers, customs officers and conservation officers of provincial and territorial governments may also be appointed as enforcement officers.