Expropriation Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2011-11-28:


Marginal note:Notice of intention to expropriate

  •  (1) Whenever, in the opinion of the Minister, any interest in land is required by the Crown for a public work or other public purpose, the Minister may request the Attorney General of Canada to register a notice of intention to expropriate the interest, signed by the Minister, setting out

    • (a) a description of the land;

    • (b) the nature of the interest intended to be expropriated and whether the interest is intended to be subject to any existing interest in the land;

    • (c) an indication of the public work or other public purpose for which the interest is required; and

    • (d) a statement that it is intended that the interest be expropriated by the Crown.

  • Marginal note:Registration of notice

    (2) On receiving from the Minister a request to register a notice of intention described in this section, the Attorney General of Canada shall cause the notice, together with a plan of the land to which the notice relates, to be registered in the office of the registrar for the county, district or registration division in which the land is situated, and, after causing such investigations and searches to be made respecting the state of the title to the land as appear to him to be necessary or desirable, the Attorney General of Canada shall furnish the Minister with a report setting out the names and latest known addresses, if any, of the persons appearing to have any right, estate or interest in the land, so far as he has been able to ascertain them.

  • Marginal note:Further indication of public purpose

    (3) Where, in the opinion of the Minister, the interest to which a notice of intention described in this section relates is required by the Crown for a purpose related to the safety or security of Canada or a state allied or associated with Canada and it would not be in the public interest further to indicate that purpose, a statement in the notice to the effect that the interest is required by the Crown for such a purpose is sufficient compliance with paragraph (1)(c) without further indication thereof.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) Subject to subsection (3), the Minister shall, for the purposes of sections 9 and 10 and to the extent that it appears to him to be practicable and in the public interest to do so, make available to any person on request any additional information that is available to the Minister with respect to the public work or other public purpose for which the interest to which a notice registered under this section relates is required by the Crown.

  • R.S., c. 16(1st Supp.), s. 4
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