Legislation

There are several pieces of legislation used to address invasive plants in British Columbia. The main legislation pertaining to invasive plants is currently held by the provincial government. The ministries and the links to their legislation are listed below. Also included is the federal legislation governing the approval and importation of biocontrol agents into Canada. For a thorough listing and explanation of legislation pertaining to invasive plants in BC, please see the Invasive Plant Council of BC’s report A Legislative Guidebook to Invasive Plant Management in BC.

Provincial Legislation

Ministry of Forests and Range

Ministry of Forests and Range FRPA legislation

Forests and Range Practices Act (FRPA)

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands Weed Act legislation

Weed Act

BC Ministry of Community Services

Ministry of Community Services

Community Charters Act

Local Government Act

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Pipeline Act

Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Environment Integrated Pest Management Program IPMA

Integrated Pest Management Act (IPMA)

Ministry of Transportation

Transportation Act

Federal Legislation

Canada Food Inspection Agency

Plant Protection Act


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