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Fertilizers Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-02-27 to 2019-01-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


analyst means a person designated as an analyst pursuant to section 6; (analyste)


conveyance means a vessel, aircraft, train, motor vehicle, trailer or other means of transportation, including a cargo container; (véhicule)


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)


establishment means any place, including a conveyance, where a fertilizer or supplement is manufactured, stored, packaged or labelled; (établissement)


fertilizer means any substance or mixture of substances, containing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium or other plant food, manufactured, sold or represented for use as a plant nutrient; (engrais)


inspector means a person designated as an inspector pursuant to section 6; (inspecteur)

item to which this Act applies

item to which this Act applies means

  • (a) a fertilizer or supplement,

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

  • (c) a document that is related to a fertilizer or supplement 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 fertilizer, supplement 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 fertilizers or supplements are 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)


prescribed means prescribed by regulation; (Version anglaise seulement)


sell includes sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute; (vente)


supplement means any substance or mixture of substances, other than a fertilizer, that is manufactured, sold or represented for use in the improvement of the physical condition of soils or to aid plant growth or crop yields; (supplément)


Tribunal means the Review Tribunal continued by subsection 4.1(1) of the Canada Agricultural Products 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. F-10, s. 2
  • 1994, c. 38, s. 25
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 50
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 48
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 63

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