T-9 - Lands and Forests Act

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26. (Replaced).
R. S. 1964, c. 92, s. 30; 1987, c. 23, s. 73.
26. The Minister may issue, under his hand and seal, to any person who has purchased, or may purchase, or is permitted to occupy, or has been entrusted with the care or protection of any public land, or to whom a free grant was made, an instrument in the form of an occupation license; and such person, or his assignee, by an instrument registered under this act or any other act providing for registration in such cases, may take possession of and occupy the land therein comprised, subject to the conditions of such license, and may thereunder, unless the same has been revoked or cancelled, maintain suits at law against any wrong-doer or trespasser, as effectually as he could do under a patent from the Crown.
Such occupation license shall be prima facie evidence of possession by such person or his assignee under an instrument registered as aforesaid in any such suit, but the same shall have no force against a license to cut timber existing at the time of the granting thereof.
R. S. 1964, c. 92, s. 30.