International Boundary Commission Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-16)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2012-03-16. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Removal of unauthorized works
  •  (1) Any work or any addition to a work that is, after July 6, 1960, constructed or placed within ten feet of the boundary without the permission of the Commission may be removed and destroyed by the Commission or its members, officers, employees or agents, and the materials contained in the work or addition may be sold, given away or otherwise disposed of.

  • Marginal note:Costs recoverable

    (2) The costs of and incidental to any removal, destruction or disposition of a work or addition pursuant to subsection (1), after deducting therefrom any sum that may be realized by the sale or other disposition, are recoverable with costs by Her Majesty from the owner as a debt due to Her Majesty.

  • Marginal note:Definition of "owner"

    (3) In this section, “owner” includes the person authorizing or otherwise responsible for the construction or placement of any work or any addition to a work referred to in subsection (1), and the actual or reputed owner or person in possession or claiming ownership thereof for the time being, and all or any of those persons jointly and severally.

  • R.S., c. I-19, s. 4.


Marginal note:Construction of works

 Except with the permission of the Commission, no person shall

  • (a) construct or place within ten feet of the boundary any work or any addition to a work; or

  • (b) enlarge any work that was on July 6, 1960 within ten feet of the boundary.

  • R.S., c. I-19, s. 5.
Marginal note:Defacement of boundary monuments

 Except with the permission of the Commission, no person shall

  • (a) pull down, deface, alter or remove a boundary monument erected or maintained by the Commission; or

  • (b) have a boundary monument or any portion thereof in his possession or custody.

  • R.S., c. I-19, s. 7.
Marginal note:Obstruction of Commission

 No person shall obstruct or hinder a member of the Commission or an officer, employee or agent of the Commission in the carrying out of his duties or functions under this Act.

  • R.S., c. I-19, s. 6.


Marginal note:Contravention of Act

 Every person who, or whose employee or agent, has contravened any provision of this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

  • R.S., c. I-19, s. 8.


Marginal note:Canadian Commissioner

 The Surveyor General is the Canadian member of the Commission.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-16, s. 9;
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 86;
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 162;
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1744.