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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 76.1 from 2002-12-31 to 2023-06-12:

Marginal note:Weight of evidence and precautionary principle

 When the Ministers are conducting and interpreting the results of

  • (a) a screening assessment under section 74,

  • (b) a review of a decision of another jurisdiction under subsection 75(3) that, in their opinion, is based on scientific considerations and is relevant to Canada, or

  • (c) an assessment whether a substance specified on the Priority Substances List is toxic or capable of becoming toxic,

the Ministers shall apply a weight of evidence approach and the precautionary principle.

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