BILL NO. 9
3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Crown Lands Act
The Honourable Chuck Porter
Minister of Lands and Forestry
First Reading: March 11, 2021
Second Reading: March 12, 2021
Third Reading: April 8, 2021 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill revises the purpose of the Crown Lands Act.
1 Section 2 of Chapter 114 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Crown Lands Act, is repealed and the following Section substituted:
2 The purpose of this Act is to
(a) provide the legislative and regulatory framework that will ensure Crown lands are sustainably used, protected, and managed to maintain and enhance biodiversity and for purposes that include wilderness conservation, recreation, economic opportunity in forestry, tourism and other sectors, community development, and for the cultural, social and aesthetic enjoyment of Nova Scotians; and
(b) require that forestry leasing and licensing on Crown lands provide equitable stumpage rates, provide adequate investments in forest improvements and establish an overall preference for timber produced on privately owned land.
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