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International River Improvements Act

Version of section 2 from 2010-12-10 to 2014-06-30:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

Chief Review Officer


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; (réviseur-chef)

international river

cours d’eau international

international river means water flowing from any place in Canada to any place outside Canada; (cours d’eau international)

international river improvement

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

international river improvement means a dam, obstruction, canal, reservoir 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; (ouvrage destiné à l’amélioration d’un cours d’eau international)



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. (ministre)

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-20, s. 2
  • 2009, c. 14, s. 89
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