7. (1) The Gouvernement, on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture, may, from time to time, make regulations:
(a) To declare what plants shall be considered as noxious weeds;
(b) To appoint an inspector-general and the other officers necessary for the carrying out of this Division and to provide for their remuneration;
(c) For any other purpose connected with the carrying out of this Division.
Such regulations shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
(2) From the date of the publication of the above-mentioned regulations, every owner, occupant or person operating any land, ground or lot, whether cultivated or not, and whether such owner, occupant or person operating same reside thereon or not, shall destroy the noxious weeds considered as such by the order of the Gouvernement, before the seed ripens.
(3) Every municipal corporation may, and, upon the demand in writing of three rate-payers who are farmers, shall appoint, before the first of May in each year, one or more inspectors charged with the enforcement of this Division within the limits of the municipality.
(4) If the owner, occupant or person operating, whether resident or not, as aforesaid, neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of this Division, it shall be the duty of the inspector to give him special notice in writing to comply therewith within eight days thereafter.
If, at the expiration of the delay, the person so notified has not complied with the requirements of this Division, the inspector shall himself have the right to destroy the said noxious weeds or cause them to be destroyed by another, at the expense of such person, recoverable by the municipal corporation in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes.