16. The Public Works Act (chapter T-15) and sections 11.1, 11.3 and 11.4 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Transports (chapter M-28) apply, mutatis mutandis, to colonization works mentioned in this Act, where applicable.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Minister, by ministerial order, in the cases and on the conditions he determines, may assign to any municipality or any other person the ownership of colonization roads and bridges, and the ownership of lands contemplated in section 12, subject to the following:
(1) the roads must have been the subject of the declaration contemplated in section 4;
(2) in the case of an assignment to a municipality, the roads, bridges and lands must be situated inside the limits of the municipality;
(3) in the case of an assignment to another person, the roads, bridges and lands must be adjacent to the lands that are the property of the person.
The ministerial order constitutes the deed of assignment. It may be registered by deposit. Where the order is registered, it must be entered in the index of immovables in respect of the lots mentioned in the order. The roads, bridges and lands must be described in accordance with article 2168 of the Civil Code of Lower Canada.
R. S. 1964, c. 105, s. 16; 1983, c. 40, s. 67; 1983, c. 54, s. 13.