106. Any part of a watercourse with a natural force equal to or greater than the natural force referred to in section 3 of the Watercourses Act (chapter R-13) together with a strip of land twenty metres in width on each side of the watercourse shall be excluded from any lease and reserved to the Crown.
The Minister may add to the reserve any area he considers necessary for the development and utilization of the waterpower. Where such an addition is made after the granting of a lease on the land, compensation shall be paid to the lessee.
The Minister, however, may, subject to certain conditions, authorize the lessee to mine mineral substances on the reserved land.