"A bill tabled by Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault is seeking to give national park wardens the authority to conduct searches in 'any place' without a warrant.
According to a breakdown of Bill C-23 – officially titled An Act Respecting Places, Persons And Events Of National Historic Significance – by Blacklock’s Reporter, the proposed law contains an ambiguous clause that states park wardens can 'enter on and pass through or over private property without being liable for doing so and without any person having the right to object.'
The bill also gives wardens – who since 2009 are in effect armed peace officers – immunity over being held responsible for trespassing on one’s land, with section 42 stating wardens are clear 'for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith.'
In section 43 of the bill, wardens will be allowed to enter and search any place 'and open and examine any package' with no warrant required...
Despite the broad language used in the bill, justice department staff have already ruled the proposed law constitutional...
Trudeau government under Guilbeault’s ministry for officers in the so-called 'Environmental Enforcement Directorate,' which critics have referred to as 'climate cops.'"
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