9. It may build the lines of telegraph described in its letters patent upon any lands purchased by it, or the right to carry its line over which has been conceded to it by the parties having a right to make such concession, and along any and upon any public roads, or across any land or any of the waters within Québec, by the erection of the necessary fixtures, including posts, piers or abutments, for sustaining the cords or wires of such lines, provided the same be not so built as to incommode the public use of such roads, or to impede the free access to any house or other building erected in the vicinity of the same, or to interrupt the navigation of such waters.
When the company wishes to put up its poles and lines and cannot agree with the owner of the land respecting the compensation to be paid, it may expropriate the portion of land strictly necessary to put up its poles thereon, with, in addition, a servitude conveying the right to put up its poles and wires and the right to pass over the land to repair and keep them in good order.
It may also, with the approval of the Minister of Public Works and Supply, lease or acquire, in whole or in part, a line already constructed.
It may also prolong or extend its line, by building or by the purchase or lease of an already established line beyond the localities, places and roads indicated in its letters patent or its memorandum.
R. S. 1964, c. 286, s. 9; 1973, c. 27, s. 20.