Factsheet: Marketing of agricultural, food and fish products Act

Marketing of agricultural, food and fish products Act

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In Québec, wood from private forests is considered to be an agricultural product and is governed in part by the Act respecting the marketing of agricultural, food and fish products. In addition to the provisions of this Act and of the Sustainable Forest Development Act, the Civil Code of Québec provides recourse for logging performed on private property without the consent of the landowner or in contravention of the landowner’s requirements. Municipalities also have the power to regulate the cutting of trees, to oversee the application of these regulations and, where necessary, to take offenders to court. Most municipalities with private woodlots have adopted by-laws to regulate the cutting of trees, to limit the size of individual cutblock areas and to protect riparian zones or other sensitive environments. Municipalities may also demand that permits be obtained.
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Rules for forest management.

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