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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 13 from 2014-04-01 to 2019-08-27:

Marginal note:Removal of works, etc.

  •  (1) The Minister may order the owner of a work constructed or placed in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water that is listed in the schedule to repair, alter or remove it if he or she is satisfied that

    • (a) it interferes more with navigation at the time in question than it did when it was constructed or placed;

    • (b) it is causing or is likely to cause a serious and imminent danger to navigation; or

    • (c) its repair, alteration or removal is in the public interest.

  • Marginal note:Works

    (2) The Minister may, if he or she is satisfied that it is necessary in the circumstances, order the owner to do any other thing with respect to the work.

  • Marginal note:Owner’s expense

    (3) If the owner fails to comply with an order made under subsections (1) or (2), the Minister may cause the order to be carried out at the expense of the owner.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 13
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 328
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 318

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