National Parks Cemetery Regulations (SOR/83-677)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2010-02-02. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Where any person constructs, erects or places any monument or tablet in a cemetery in a manner that fails to comply with section 19, 20 or 22, the superintendent may order the person, by notice in writing mailed to him at his last known address, to remove the monument or tablet.

  • (2) Where the monument or tablet referred to in subsection (1) has not been removed within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notice referred to in that subsection, the superintendent may remove it.

  • (3) Where the whereabouts of the person referred to in subsection (1) is unknown, the superintendent may, after taking reasonable steps to notify the person, remove the monument or tablet referred to in that subsection.

  • SOR/90-32, ss. 6, 9(F);
  • SOR/92-675, s. 2(E).

Exhumations

  •  (1) No person shall exhume human remains or ashes from a cemetery without the written authorization of the superintendent.

  • (2) An application for the exhumation of human remains or ashes from a cemetery shall be made in writing to the superintendent and shall be accompanied by the applicable fee and any authorization for exhumation that is required by the laws of the province in which the cemetery is located.

  • (3) Where the superintendent receives an application that complies with the requirements of subsection (2) for the exhumation of human remains or ashes from a grave, he shall give written authorization to the applicant for that exhumation.

  • SOR/85-576, s. 3;
  • SOR/90-32, s. 9(F);
  • SOR/92-675, s. 2(E);
  • SOR/96-477, s. 6.

General Prohibitions

  •  (1) No person shall place in a cemetery

    • (a) any stand, holder, vase or other receptacle for flowers or plants, or

    • (b) any ornament

    that is in a state of disrepair or is no longer suitable for the purpose for which it is intended to be used.

  • (2) The superintendent may remove from a cemetery any article referred to in subsection (1) and, if he does so, shall notify the holder of the certificate of the grave in respect of which the article was placed in the cemetery.

  • SOR/90-32, s. 9(F);
  • SOR/92-675, s. 2(E).

 No person shall take an animal into a cemetery.

 No person shall drive a vehicle over any area in a cemetery other than a driveway unless authorized by the superintendent.

  • SOR/90-32, s. 9(F);
  • SOR/92-675, s. 2(E).

 No person shall cover a grave with a slab of cement, crushed rock or other similar material.

 
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