3rd Session, 42nd Legislature
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THE ANIMAL DISEASES AMENDMENT ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Section 1 is amended
(a) by adding the following definition:
"biosecurity zone" means an area on or within a farm, animal production facility or animal processing facility that
(a) is designated as a restricted access zone under, or in accordance with, a national biosecurity standard published by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency,
(b) is designated as a restricted access zone under, or in accordance with, the National Swine Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard published by the Canadian Pork Council, as amended from time to time, or
(c) meets the criteria established in the regulations for an area to be considered a biosecurity zone; (« zone de biosécurité »)
(b) by replacing the definition "inspector" with the following:
The following is added as sections 13.1 to 13.3:
A person must not enter a biosecurity zone without the consent of
(a) the owner of the commercial animals being kept in the zone; or
(b) the occupier of the zone, if no commercial animals are being kept in the zone at the time of entry.
A person must not interfere with a biosecurity zone or compromise the integrity of a biosecurity zone.
A person must not interfere with or interact with a commercial animal in a biosecurity zone, including by feeding or watering the animal, without the consent of the owner of the animal.
A person must not stop, hinder, obstruct or otherwise interfere with a vehicle transporting a commercial animal.
A person must not interfere with or interact with a commercial animal being transported by or kept in a vehicle, including by feeding or watering the animal, without the consent of the driver of the vehicle.
The prohibitions in sections 13.1 and 13.2 do not apply to
(a) a person of a class prescribed in the regulations;
(b) a person voluntarily providing emergency services; or
(c) a person acting under the authority of an Act of the Legislature or the Parliament of Canada or a regulation made under such an Act, or under an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
The following is added after section 17:
An order made under this Act must be in writing.
Section 19 is amended
(a) by adding the following after clause (q):
(q.1) establishing criteria for an area on or within a farm, animal production facility or animal processing facility to be considered a biosecurity zone;
(q.2) prescribing classes of persons for the purpose of clause 13.3(1)(a);
(b) by adding the following after clause (v):
(v.1) respecting the manner of giving notice of orders made under this Act;
This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.