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Seeds Act

Version of section 2 from 2019-01-15 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


analyst means a person designated as an analyst pursuant to section 5; (analyste)


document means anything on which information that is capable of being understood by a person, or read by a computer or other device, is recorded or marked; (document)


environment means the components of the Earth and includes

  • (a) air, land and water,

  • (b) all layers of the atmosphere,

  • (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and

  • (d) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c); (environnement)


grade, in respect of seed, includes any class of seed; (catégorie)

grade name

grade name includes any mark, description or designation of a grade; (dénomination de catégorie)


inspector means a person designated as an inspector pursuant to section 5; (inspecteur)

item to which this Act applies

item to which this Act applies means

  • (a) seed,

  • (b) anything used in an activity regulated under this Act, and

  • (c) a document that is related to seed or to any activity regulated under this Act; (chose visée par la présente loi)


label includes any legend, word, mark, symbol or design applied or attached to, included in, belonging to or accompanying any seed or package; (étiquette)


Minister means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; (ministre)


package includes a sack, bag, barrel, case or any other container in which seed is placed or packed; (emballage)


penalty means an administrative monetary penalty imposed under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for a violation; (sanction)


place includes any vehicle, vessel, railway car or aircraft; (lieu)


prescribed means prescribed by regulation;


seed means any plant part of any species belonging to the plant kingdom, represented, sold or used to grow a plant; (semences)


sell includes agree to sell, or offer, keep, expose, transmit, send, convey or deliver for sale, or agree to exchange or to dispose of to any person in any manner for a consideration. (vente)


Tribunal means the Review Tribunal continued by subsection 27(1) of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act; (Commission)


violation means any contravention of this Act or the regulations that may be proceeded with in accordance with the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act. (violation)

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-8, s. 2
  • R.S., 1985, c. 49 (1st Supp.), s. 2
  • 1994, c. 38, s. 25
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 86
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 87
  • 2012, c. 24, s. 89
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 74

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