April 8, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

It was found in the operation of the Navigable Waters Protection Act that sometimes questions arose as to the rights of people to erect wharves, etc., in navigable streams. The object of this Bill is to prevent this happening, except with the consent of the Public Works Department. The Bill defines the public works more generally than they are defined at present, and also provides that, except in certain very small matters, if people persist in obstructing navigable streams, the Public Works Department, with the consent of the Governor in Council, may take whatever steps may be necessary to remove the obstruction.

Topic:   NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT.
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