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The Water Rights Act

R.S.M. 1988, c. W80

The Water Rights Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
2 Property in water.
3 Prohibition against use of water.
(2) Exception.
4 Removal of unauthorized works.
(2) Service of order.
(3) Minister may remove works.
(4) Power to enter lands.
(5) Recovery of expense.
(6) Emergency conditions.
(7) Liability of minister.
5 Issue of licences.
(2) Terms and conditions of licences.
(3) Expiry of licences.
(4) Form of licences.
6 Application for licence.
(2) Form of application for licence.
(3) Publication of application.
(4) Public hearing.
7 Preliminary work.
(2) Permit for preliminary work.
(3) Issue of permits.
(4) Terms and conditions of permits.
(5) Application for permit.
(6) Expiry of permits.
(7) Form of permits and applications.
8 Precedence of licences.
(2) Where no preliminary work.
(3) Where preliminary work completed.
(4) Where submission dates identical.
(5) Where priority of purpose identical.
(6) Precedence of renewed licences.
9 Priorities.
10 Application for use in the future.
11 Change of title to land.
12 Subsidiary use for domestic purposes.
13 Reservation of water.
(2) Restriction on licences.
14 Cancellation of licence.
(2) Compensation.
(3) Agreement respecting compensation.
(4) Arbitration.
(5) Compensation where no renewal or transfer.
15 Non-use of licence.
16 Unsafe works.
17 Removal or acquisition of works.
(2) Removal by minister.
(3) Compensation.
(4) Failure to agree on compensation.
18 Inspection.
19 Suspension and cancellation of licence.
(2) Notice and hearing before cancellation.
(3) Notice of hearing.
(4) Service of notice.
(5) Notice of cancellation.
20 Removal of obstructions.
21 Interprovincial boundary waters.
(2) Representative on board.
22 Agreements with other governments.
23 Offence and penalty.
(2) Offence and penalty.
(3) Offence and penalty.
(4) Continuing offence.
24 Appeal.
25 Crown bound.
26 Regulations.