140. Power to compel assessment of compensation.

In some canal Acts there is imposed upon the owner of excepted mines1 and minerals2 an obligation not to injure the canal as a result of working the mines and minerals. As a rule the obligation is subject to a right on the part of the mine owner, if the result of his working will be to injure the canal or to flood his mines, to initiate proceedings for the assessment of compensation in respect of his obligation to leave support and to compel payment3. In such a case, if, instead of compelling the assessment of compensation, the mine