Historic Canals Regulations
49 (1) Where the superintendent has reasonable grounds to believe that damage has been caused to a historic canal by any vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods, or that any vessel in a historic canal is obstructing navigation, obstructing or preventing the use of historic canal facilities open to the public or impending the safe and proper use or maintenance of a historic canal or its structures or equipment, the superintendent may seize and detain, at the risk and expense of the owner, the vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods.
(2) The superintendent shall, as soon as practicable after seizing any vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods under subsection (1), inform the person in whose possession they were at the time of seizure of
(a) the reason for the seizure; and
(b) where the vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods are not detained in the place where they are seized, of the location at which they are detained.
(3) The superintendent shall release any vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods seized and detained under subsection (1) as soon as practicable after the owner or person in charge of the vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods
(a) has paid or provided security for payment of the cost of repairing the damage referred to in subsection (1); and
(b) has paid the expenses incurred by the superintendent to effect the seizure and detention.
(4) The superintendent shall, at the request of the person from whom a vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods were seized and detained, allow that person or any person authorized by that person to examine, at any reasonable time, the vessel, vehicle, equipment or goods.
- SOR/94-580, s. 12
- SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E)
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