268. The Minister of Transport is fully empowered to remove from the sites of mining roads and their vicinity the timber, stone, earth, gravel and sand necessary for the construction and maintenance thereof and to cut down all trees within a distance of ten metres from both sides of the site, without being obliged to pay any indemnity.
Nevertheless, such right shall not be exercised on land contemplated by sub-paragraph b of section 264 except after acquisition by the Minister of Transport, by agreement or expropriation.
In the case of lands in the public domain under timber-cutting licence, the right to cut timber cannot be exercised, without the authorization of the Minister of Energy and Resources, outside the site of a mining road and the required clearing.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 239; 1972, c. 54, s. 25; 1977, c. 60, s. 101; 1979, c. 81, s. 20; 1987, c. 23, s. 76.