C-61.01 - Natural Heritage Conservation Act

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65. The recognition of a property as a nature reserve ends on the expiry of the term for which the recognition was granted, on the transfer of the property into the domain of the State, or on the Minister’s decision to terminate the recognition for any of the following reasons:
(1)  the property was recognized as a nature reserve on the basis of erroneous or misleading information or documents;
(2)  the provisions of the agreement are not complied with;
(3)  the conservation of the characteristics of the property is no longer of interest; or
(4)  the public interest justifies it.
A decision of the Minister to terminate all or part of the recognition of a nature reserve may be contested before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec within 30 days of its notification to the owner and, where applicable, to the person acting as the reserve manager.
If the Minister’s decision to terminate the recognition of a property as a nature reserve pertains solely to a portion of the property, the decision is equivalent to an amendment to the agreement.
2002, c. 74, s. 65; 2021, c. 12021, c. 1, s. 35.
65. Upon termination of the recognition of a property as a nature reserve, the Minister shall publish, in the Gazette officielle du Québec and in a newspaper circulated in the territory of the local and regional municipal authorities where the property is situated, a notice stating that the recognition terminated on the date specified therein.
As well, the Minister shall require the Land Registrar to cancel the registrations made under this Act and shall transmit a notice of the cancellation to the persons mentioned in the first paragraph of section 59.
2002, c. 74, s. 65.