International River Improvements Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-20)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2014-07-01. Previous Versions

International River Improvements Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. I-20

An Act respecting the construction, operation and maintenance of international river improvements


Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the International River Improvements Act.

  • R.S., c. I-22, s. 1.


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“boundary waters”

« eaux limitrophes »

“boundary waters” has the same meaning as in the Preliminary Article of the treaty relating to the boundary waters and to questions arising along the boundary between Canada and the United States signed at Washington on January 11, 1909 and set out in Schedule 1 to the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act.

“Chief Review Officer”

« réviseur-chef »

“Chief Review Officer” means the review officer appointed as Chief Review Officer under subsection 244(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and includes any review officer designated under subsection 244(3) of that Act to perform the functions of the Chief Review Officer;

“international river”

« cours d’eau international »

“international river” means water flowing from any place in Canada to any place outside Canada;

“international river improvement”

« ouvrage destiné à l’amélioration d’un cours d’eau international »

“international river improvement” means a dam, obstruction, canal, reservoir, pipeline or other work the purpose or effect of which is

  • (a) to increase, decrease or alter the natural flow of an international river, and

  • (b) to interfere with, alter or affect the actual or potential use of the international river outside Canada;


« ministre »

“Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act.

“transboundary waters”

« eaux transfrontalières »

“transboundary waters” has the same meaning as in section 10 of the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-20, s. 2;
  • 2009, c. 14, s. 89;
  • 2013, c. 12, s. 13.