8. The Minister may appoint wildlife conservation assistants and area wardens to assist wildlife conservation officers in the exercise of their functions. The Minister shall determine the provisions of the Acts and regulations referred to in section 5 that are to be enforced by wildlife conservation assistants and those that are to be enforced by area wardens. The Minister shall also determine the place where they are to exercise their functions.
Wildlife conservation assistants and area wardens also have a duty to promote wildlife conservation.
Wildlife conservation assistants and area wardens are not authorized to exercise the powers provided for in Chapters II and III of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1).
When appointing persons as conservation assistants or area wardens, the Minister shall consider their recognized, relevant training, their knowledge of and interest for wildlife and the supervisory rules applicable to them.
1983, c. 39, s. 8; 1987, c. 23, s. 84; 1996, c. 60, s. 83; 1997, c. 95, s. 8; 1996, c. 62, s. 2.