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Land Titles Clarification Act (amended)

BILL NO. 245

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
58 Elizabeth II, 2009



Government Bill



Land Titles Clarification Act
(amended)



The Honourable Carolyn Bolivar-Getson
Minister of Natural Resources



First Reading: April 30, 2009

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Land Titles Clarification Act to provide for an independent investigation to determine whether a person has been adversely affected by the granting of a certificate of title to land in a land titles clarification area by the Minister of Natural Resources.

An Act to Amend Chapter 250
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Land Titles Clarification Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 8 of Chapter 250 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Land Titles Clarification Act, is repealed and the following Section substituted:

8 (1) A person who claims to have been adversely affected by the provisions of subsection (5) of Section 7 may apply to the Minister for compensation.

(2) The Minister shall make or cause to be made such independent investigation as is required in the opinion of the Minister to determine whether or not the applicant has been adversely affected.

(3) Where the independent investigation determines that the applicant has been adversely affected, the Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council and subject to subsection (4), pay to the applicant such compensation as the Minister considers fair in the circumstances.

(4) The compensation must not exceed the value of the land at the time the certificate of title was filed.

2 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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