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June 24, 2010

Changes in Legislation: Weed Control Act

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The world of weeds has changed. Effective June 16, 2010, old legislation was replaced by the new Weed Control Act and regulation. Expectations stem from this change; Alberta’s agricultural land and natural spaces should flourish under the enhanced protection that this act promises.

Regulations have been joined together to stimulate increasingly efficient protection of our land from invasive plants and to guard the production and quality of that land.

The Weed Control Act has also produced an enhanced list of invasive plants; this list increases our ability to ensure that unwanted plants do not enter Alberta. Other changes include developments to enforcement and appeal processes, improvements that reflect current activity in the seed-cleaning sector, and other industry advances. 

Part of the Government of Alberta’s efforts to protect our competitiveness in the agriculture industry, this Act will assist their plan for our continued economic recovery. 

For more information on the Weed Control Act, click here. If you would like to read the full news release, click here

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