Marginal note:Aboriginal rights
3. For greater certainty, nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to abrogate or derogate from the protection provided for existing aboriginal or treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada by the recognition and affirmation of those rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
4. (1) A Commissioner of Yukon shall be appointed by order of the Governor in Council.
Marginal note:Publication of order
(2) The order in council appointing the Commissioner shall be published in the Canada Gazette.
Marginal note:Action of Commissioner
(3) The Commissioner shall act in accordance with any written instructions given to the Commissioner by the Governor in Council or the Minister.
5. (1) The Governor in Council may appoint an Administrator to act as Commissioner during the Commissioner’s absence or illness or other inability or when that office is vacant.
Marginal note:Absence or inability
(2) The senior judge, within the meaning of subsection 22(3) of the Judges Act, of the Supreme Court of Yukon may act as Administrator during the Administrator’s absence or illness or other inability or when that office is vacant.
6. Before assuming office, the Commissioner and the Administrator shall take and subscribe the oath of office and the oath of allegiance prescribed by the Governor in Council.
7. The salary of the Commissioner and of the Administrator shall be fixed by the Governor in Council and paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada.
Marginal note:Executive Council
8. The Executive Council of Yukon established under the former Act is hereby continued. Its members shall be appointed by the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Seat of government
9. The seat of the Yukon Government is at Whitehorse but the Legislature may designate another place in Yukon as the seat of government.
Marginal note:Legislative Assembly of Yukon
10. The Council established by the former Act is hereby continued as the Legislative Assembly of Yukon. Each member of the Legislative Assembly is elected to represent an electoral district in Yukon.
Marginal note:Duration of Legislative Assembly
11. (1) No Legislative Assembly shall continue for longer than five years after the date of the return of the writs for a general election, but the Commissioner may dissolve it before then.
(2) Writs for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly shall be issued on the instructions of the Commissioner.
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