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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 29 from 2014-04-01 to 2019-06-20:


Definition of local authority

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section, local authority means the government of a municipality, any other government constituted under the laws of a province or a department of a provincial government.

  • Marginal note:Addition to schedule

    (2) The Governor in Council may, by regulation, amend the schedule by adding to it a reference to a navigable water if the Governor in Council is satisfied that the addition

    • (a) is in the national or regional economic interest;

    • (b) is in the public interest; or

    • (c) was requested by a local authority.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s recommendation

    (3) The Minister may recommend the addition of a reference to a navigable water to the schedule at the request of a local authority only if the Minister is satisfied that the local authority meets the criteria specified by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Other amendment of schedule

    (4) The Governor in Council may, by regulation, amend the schedule by amending or deleting a reference to a navigable water.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 29
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 337
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 321
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