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Animals Used in Science

Canadian Legislation and Policies

Under the Constitution Act 1867, the federal government does not have the jurisdiction to legislate experiments involving animals. Animal experimentation falls, instead, under provincial jurisdiction. However, there are some areas in which the federal government has influence over animal-based science:

Funding Policies

The National Research Council Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides financial support to qualified small and medium-sized enterprises to help them undertake technology innovation. To meet the certification expectations set by the CCAC, NRC has established animal care committees for its own laboratories and for IRAP, as per these terms of reference.