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Nova Scotia. Agricultural Marshland Conservation Commission

Other forms of name:
Nova Scotia. Marshland Reclamation Commission

The Marshland Reclamation Commission was established in 1949 to encourage the development and rehabilitation of marshlands, and especially to facilitate the incorporation of owners of areas of marshland as marsh bodies. In 2000 the Marshland Reclamation Act was repealed and the former commission succeeded and replaced by the Agricultural Marshland Conservation Commission. The commission advises the minister of agriculture on matters relating to the conservation and protection of marshland, as well as its development and maintenance; hears appeals under the Agricultural Marshland Conservation Act; studies and examines proposals for the construction, reconstruction, reconditioning, repair, maintenance, conduct or operation of dykes, aboiteaux, breakwaters, etc. and makes recommendations to the minister; and approves rules made by a marsh body relating to works and land within a marshland section.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1949 c. 2, 2000 c. 22.

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