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Interpreting the Nunavut Water Act, determining what MAY means in this context

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I am trying to interpret the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act and I am getting different interpretation of one section.

The section says, "12. (1) Subject to subsection (2) and except in accordance with a licence, no person sall deposit or permit the deposit of waste (a) in waters in Nunavut; or (b) in any other place in Nunavut under conditions in which the waste, or any other waste that results from the deposit of that waste, may enter waters in Nunauvt.

The important sentence is… 'waste MAY enter waters'.

But everything MAY enter waters… what is a reasonable interpretation of MAY enter waters?

I believe it is unreasonable to assume that everything MAY enter waters; because if one does, then everything would require a licence. Am I wrong?

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