123. No person shall, in the forest or near it, set fire to or burn any pile of wood, branches or brushwood, or any tree, shrub or other standing plant, or any black loam or light soil, or any tree trunk or tree that has been felled, or other wood, at any time, except for clearing or other useful purposes between the 16th of November and the 31st of March of the following year. But between the 1st of April and the 15th of November it shall be necessary to first obtain the written permission of the Minister or of any officer of the department thereto authorized by the Minister, or of the fire-ranger.
In places where there is no fire-ranger or officer authorized as above mentioned, the written permission may be given by a municipal officer duly appointed by the municipal council and authorized by the Minister to act as a fire-ranger.
Every permit issued under this section shall be subject to revocation, and may be drafted, as well as revoked, in the terms of the forms 2 and 3 annexed to this act.
In case of contestation, the decision of the Minister shall be final on every question touching the issue of a permit or the revocation of a permit already issued.
R. S. 1964, c. 92, s. 124; 1974, c. 28, s. 39.