24. With the approval of the Government, the Minister may assume the direction and ensure the carrying out of such plans, programs and projects.
For the purposes of such plans, programs and projects, he may acquire, lease or alienate any moveable or immoveable property, make grants, loans or advances, pay premiums, allowances or indemnities and carry out or cause to be carried out works for agricultural improvements, planning or equipment.
For such purposes, the Minister may, in particular, acquire any immoveable held pursuant to a location ticket issued under the authority of the Colonization Land Sales Act (chapter T-8), and, from such acquisition, that location ticket is cancelled of right and the cancellation has the same effect as if it had been made by the Minister under Division IV of that act. From that acquisition, such an immoveable is no longer subject to that act. This paragraph has effect from 22 December 1969.
He may also, by a notice, exempt from the regime of the Colonization Land Sales Act a lot not held under a location ticket or an occupation licence, to bring it under a programme adopted pursuant to this division or place it in the arable land bank established under Division VII. He may also, where he deems it appropriate, exempt a lot from such a programme to place it in the arable land bank, or exempt a lot from the arable land bank to bring it under such a programme.
R. S. 1964, c. 101, s. 29; 1969, c. 16, s. 12; 1979, c. 66, s. 1.