BILL NO. 56

(as introduced)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
55 Elizabeth II, 2006



Private Member's Bill



Forests Act
(amended)



Clarrie MacKinnon
Pictou East



First Reading: July 13, 2006

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 amends Section 2 of the Forests Act which sets out the intent and purpose of the Act.

Clause 2 provides that the Minister shall endeavour to achieve the best economic use of the forests of the Province on a sustainable basis.

Clause 3 amends Section 9 of the Forests Act which sets out the forest-management techniques to be used on Crown lands.

Clause 4 sets out the effective date for two of the amendments contained in this Bill.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 179
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Forests Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 2 of Chapter 179 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Forests Act, is amended by

(a) adding "sustaining our forests as a multiple use resource by" immediately after "towards" in the second line;

(b) adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:

and

(c) striking out clause (g) and substituting the following clause:

2 Subsection 5(2) of Chapter 179 is amended by adding "on a sustainable basis" immediately after "Province" in the second line.

3 Section 9 of Chapter 179 is amended by

(a) striking out clause (a) and substituting the following clause:

and

(b) striking out clause (b).

4 Clause 2(aa), as enacted by Section 1, and clause 9(a), as enacted by Section 3, have effect on and after January 1, 2006.

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