131. The Minister may, each year, fix the sum per unit of area to be paid by the private forest owners or timber limit holders the protection of whose lands from fire is effected by the Minister. Such dues shall be payable in the manner stated by the Minister and shall constitute together with the dues of the same nature payable to the forest protection agencies, a privileged claim upon the property protected, ranking after law costs. The recovery of such dues may be effected by means of an ordinary suit brought before the court of competent jurisdiction.
R. S. 1964, c. 92, s. 134; 1974, c. 28, s. 48.