45.1. The reserve resulting from the application of the first three paragraphs of section 45 and forming part of the public domain on 17 December 1987 shall, from the date of the letters patent or the notarial deed, devolve free of charge and in full ownership to the holder of the letters patent or notarial deed to whom the land has been sold or transferred, or to his successors. It is deemed to form part of the private domain from that date.
The rules of private law apply from that date for establishing rights in the reserve, including prescription.
The devolution provided for in the first paragraph does not entail the transfer of ownership of the beds of non-navigable rivers and lakes or of the islands therein. Furthermore, the devolution shall not give entitlement to any reimbursement of the sums of money collected by the Minister pursuant to the Lands and Forests Act (chapter T-9) or this Act.
Section 30.2 of the Act respecting agricultural lands in the public domain (chapter T-7.1) applies to the reserve where the letters patent or notarial deed have been issued or drawn up under the said Act.
1987, c. 76, s. 5; 1991, c. 52, s. 9; 1995, c. 20, s. 22.