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AR 22/2000 METRIC CONVERSION REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 213/2010)

Alberta Regulation 22/2000

Land Titles Act

METRIC CONVERSION REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1       Definitions

                2       Expression of measurements according to certificate of title

                3       Expression of measurements according to specific systems

                4       Exception to section 3(1)

                5       Conversion of measurements

                6       New certificates of title

                7       Correction of plans

                8       Repeal

                9       Expiry


Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                                 (a)    “Act” means the Land Titles Act;

                                 (b)    “Canadian Units” means the Canadian units of measurement, as set out and defined in Schedule II to the Weights and Measures Act (Canada);

                                 (c)    “International System of Units” means the International System of Units (including the customary units of measurement) referred to in section 4(1) to (3) of the Weights and Measures Act (Canada).

Expression of measurements according to certificate of title

2   An instrument, other than a plan, or a caveat that applies to all the land described in a certificate of title must, when presented for registration under the Act, express all measurements of the land described in it in the same units of measurement in which the certificate of title is expressed.

Expression of measurements according to specific systems

3(1)  A plan or any other instrument or a caveat that contains or results in a land description that is different from the land description in the applicable certificate of title must, when presented for registration under the Act, express all measurements of the land described in it in the International System of Units.

(2)  If a plan or any other instrument or a caveat referred to in subsection (1) includes a measurement of area, the area may, in addition to being expressed in the International System of Units, be expressed in Canadian Units.

Exception to section 3(1)

4   Notwithstanding section 3(1), the Registrar may authorize the registration of an instrument or caveat that expresses measurements only in Canadian Units if the Registrar considers that the determination of the measurements on the basis of the International System of Units and their expression on that basis in that particular instrument or caveat would result in extraordinary expense or other hardship.

Conversion of measurements

5   The Registrar may authorize the conversion of any measurement in a certificate of title expressed in Canadian Units into the International System of Units, and may make the appropriate correction in the certificate of title.

New certificates of title

6   When a new certificate of title is issued by the Registrar, the Registrar may authorize that a measurement of area expressed in the certificate of title be expressed in the International System of Units and in Canadian Units.

Correction of plans

7   If a plan that is registered under the Act is corrected, all measurements expressed in the correction must be expressed in the same units of measurement as those in which the plan is expressed.

Repeal

8   The Metric Conversion Regulation (AR 348/78) is repealed.

Expiry

9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on February 1, 2021.

AR 22/2000 s9;354/2003;213/2010