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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 17 from 2014-04-01 to 2019-08-27:

Marginal note:Moving and sale

  •  (1) The Minister may cause an obstruction in a navigable water — other than in a minor water — that is listed in the schedule or the wreck, vessel, part of a vessel or thing referred to in subsection 16(2) to be moved to a place that the Minister considers appropriate and to be sold by auction or otherwise as the Minister considers appropriate. The Minister may apply the proceeds of the sale to make good the expenses incurred by the Minister in placing and maintaining any signal or light to indicate the position of the obstruction, wreck, vessel, part of a vessel or thing or in securing, removing, destroying or selling it.

  • Marginal note:Surplus

    (2) The Minister shall pay over all or any portion of the surplus of the proceeds of the sale to the person in charge of the obstruction sold or to any other person that is entitled to the proceeds.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 17
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 333
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 318

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