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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 18 from 2009-03-12 to 2014-03-31:

Marginal note:Costs constituting debt

  •  (1) The amount of the costs incurred by the Minister while acting under subsection 15(2) or section 16 — whether or not a sale has been held under section 17 — constitutes a debt to which subsection (2) applies if the costs have been defrayed out of the public moneys of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Recovery by Her Majesty

    (2) A debt constituted by virtue of subsection (1) is due to and recoverable by Her Majesty in right of Canada

    • (a) from the owner, managing owner, master or person in charge of the vessel or other thing at the time of the wreck, sinking, partial sinking, lying ashore or grounding thereof, as the case may be, referred to in subsection (1); or

    • (b) from any person through whose act or fault or through the act or fault of whose servant that wreck, sinking, partial sinking, lying ashore or grounding was occasioned or continued.

  • Marginal note:Application of moneys recovered

    (3) Any sum recovered under subsection (2) forms part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 18
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 334
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