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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 6 from 2009-03-12 to 2014-03-31:

Marginal note:Ministerial orders respecting unauthorized works

  •  (1) If any work to which this Part applies is built or placed without having been approved under this Act, is built or placed on a site not approved under this Act, is not built or placed in accordance with the approved plans and terms and conditions and with the regulations or, having been built or placed as approved, is not maintained, operated, used or removed in accordance with those plans, those terms and conditions and the regulations, the Minister may

    • (a) order the owner of the work to remove or alter the work;

    • (b) where the owner of the work fails forthwith to comply with an order made pursuant to paragraph (a), remove and destroy the work and sell, give away or otherwise dispose of the materials contained in the work; and

    • (c) order any person to refrain from proceeding with the construction of the work where, in the opinion of the Minister, the work interferes or would interfere with navigation or is being constructed contrary to this Act.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2009, c. 2, s. 322]

  • Marginal note:Costs of removal, destruction or disposal

    (3) Where the Minister removes, destroys or disposes of a work pursuant to paragraph (1)(b), the costs of and incidental to the operation of removal, destruction or disposal, after deducting therefrom any sum that may be realized by sale or otherwise, are recoverable with costs in the name of Her Majesty from the owner.

  • Marginal note:Approval after construction started

    (4) The Minister may, subject to deposit and notice as in the case of a proposed work, approve a work, its site and the plans for it and impose any terms and conditions on the approval that the Minister considers appropriate after the start of its construction. The approval has the same effect as if it was given before the start of construction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 6
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 322

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