45. The owner of private land on which a habitat of a threatened or vulnerable plant species is situated cannot be found guilty of an offence under section 17 or for violation of a standard or condition of management prescribed by regulation committed in that habitat unless that owner had prior notification of the existence of the habitat.
The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks may request the registration, in the land register, of a reference to the existence of a habitat of a threatened or vulnerable plant species on the land. The Minister’s request is made by means of a notice filed at the registry office; such notice shall be in lieu of a notice of the existence of a habitat of a threatened or vulnerable plant species on that land in respect of any person who becomes the owner thereof after the registration.
1989, c. 37, s. 45; 2022, c. 82022, c. 8, s. 311.