Heritage Hunting and Fishing Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 10Skip to content
Heritage Hunting and Fishing Act, 2002
S.O. 2002, Chapter 10
Historical version for the period June 27, 2002 to December 13, 2017.
Recreational hunting and fishing have played important roles in shaping Ontario’s social, cultural and economic heritage. Recreational hunters and anglers have made important contributions to the understanding, conservation, restoration and management of Ontario’s fish and wildlife resources. The best traditions of recreational hunting and fishing should be valued by future generations.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Right to hunt and fish
1. (1) A person has a right to hunt and fish in accordance with the law. 2002, c. 10, s. 1 (1).
(2) The reference to the law in subsection (1) includes the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, the Fisheries Act (Canada), the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada) and the regulations made under those Acts. 2002, c. 10, s. 1 (2).
Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission
2. (1) A commission is hereby established to be known in English as the Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission and in French as Commission du patrimoine chasse et pêche. 2002, c. 10, s. 2 (1).
(2) The Commission shall be composed of such number of members as may be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, one of whom shall be designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as the chair of the Commission. 2002, c. 10, s. 2 (2).
(3) On the request of the Minister of Natural Resources, the Commission shall consider and make recommendations to the Minister on the following matters:
1. The promotion of practices that will contribute to recreational hunting and fishing being valued by future generations.
2. The promotion of public participation in fish and wildlife conservation programs.
3. The promotion of youth participation in hunting, fishing and other fish and wildlife activities.
4. The promotion of tourism related to hunting, fishing and other fish and wildlife activities.
5. The promotion of new opportunities for hunting, fishing and other fish and wildlife activities.
6. Any other matter referred to the Commission by the Minister.
7. The design and establishment of a mechanism to finance matters referred to in paragraphs 1 to 6.
8. The operation of the separate account referred to in section 85 of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997. 2002, c. 10, s. 2 (3).
(4) The Minister of Natural Resources shall annually submit a report on the activities of the Commission to the Lieutenant Governor in Council and shall then table the report in the Assembly. 2002, c. 10, s. 2 (4).
Application of subs. 85 (4) of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
(5) The Commission shall be deemed to be an advisory committee established by the Minister for the purpose of subsection 85 (4) of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997. 2002, c. 10, s. 2 (5).
3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act). 2002, c. 10, s. 3.
4. Omitted (enacts short title of this Act). 2002, c. 10, s. 4.