C-61.01 - Natural Heritage Conservation Act

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22.0.1. If the application for authorization concerns wetlands or bodies of water, the Minister shall also take into consideration that the designated setting should, in principle, be kept in its natural state.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, the following activities are presumed to be incompatible with keeping wetlands and bodies of water in their natural state:
(1)  drainage and pipe work;
(2)  clearing and filling;
(3)  ground preparation work, in particular if it requires stripping, excavation, earthwork or destruction of vegetation cover; and
(4)  any other activity determined by government regulation.
2021, c. 1, s. 29.