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Expropriation Act

Version of section 20 from 2002-12-31 to 2011-11-28:

Marginal note:Intention to abandon expropriation: right of election to accept or reject abandonment

  •  (1) Where, at any time before any compensation is paid in respect of an interest expropriated, the Minister is of the opinion that the interest is not or is no longer required by the Crown for a public work or other public purpose, or that a more limited interest only is so required, the Minister may give notice that he intends to abandon the interest or the remainder of the interest, as the case may be, by causing a copy of the notice to be sent to each of the persons mentioned in paragraph 19(1)(c), each of whom may, within thirty days from the day a copy of the notice was sent to him, serve on the Minister a notice in writing that he elects to

    • (a) accept the abandonment, and have the interest or remainder revest in him to the extent that the abandonment would operate to revest it in him; or

    • (b) reject the abandonment.

  • Marginal note:Where election to accept abandonment

    (2) If each of the persons to whom a notice is sent under subsection (1) serves a notice on the Minister under that subsection that he elects to accept the abandonment, the Minister may cause a notice of abandonment of the interest expropriated or the remainder of the interest, as the case may be, to be sent to each of those persons and to the Attorney General of Canada, who shall thereupon confirm the abandonment by causing the notice to be registered in the office of the registrar where the notice of confirmation was registered.

  • R.S., c. 16(1st Supp.), s. 18

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