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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 17 from 2019-08-28 to 2023-01-11:


Marginal note:Sale

  •  (1) If a person in charge of an obstruction or potential obstruction in a navigable water fails to comply with paragraph 15(2)(a) or (b) or is not known or cannot be located, or if a person to whom an order is given under subsection 15(3), 15.1(1) or 16(1) fails to comply with the order, the Minister may sell by auction or otherwise, as he or she considers appropriate, the obstruction or potential obstruction or the thing referred to in subsection 16(1). The Minister may apply the proceeds of the sale to make good the costs incurred by the Minister while acting under subsection 15(4) or 15.1(2) or section 15.2 or subsection 16(2), as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Surplus

    (2) The Minister must pay all or any portion of the surplus of the proceeds of the sale to the person in charge of the obstruction or potential 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
  • 2019, c. 28, s. 54
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