18. Every sale or grant of public land adjacent to the boundary line between Canada and the United States of America or to the interprovincial boundaries between Québec and the Province of Ontario or New Brunswick, entered into or made after 15 February 1924, shall carry with it, as of right, in favour of the Crown, the reservation of ownership in that part of such land lying within eighteen metres and two hundred and eighty-eight thousandths of any such boundary line, and, in addition, the prohibition of erecting or executing on such piece of land any buildings or works whatever, saving the exception hereinafter mentioned.
The reservation contemplated in the first paragraph is of eighteen metres in the case of a sale or grant entered into or made after 22 December 1977.
The provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of a sale or grant for the purposes of the construction of railways, water-works, bridges, canals, ditches or other works of a public character, nor to the works or the erection of the buildings necessary for their operation.
R. S. 1964, c. 92, s. 22; 1977, c. 60, s. 11.