Coordination of Government Departments and Agencies
46. (1) The Board shall, to ensure effective coordination and avoid duplication of work and activities, conclude with the appropriate departments and agencies of the Government of Canada and of the Government of the Province memoranda of understanding in relation to
(a) environmental regulation;
(b) emergency measures;
(c) coast guard and other marine regulation;
(d) employment and industrial benefits for Canadians in general and the people of the Province in particular and the review and evaluation procedures to be followed by both governments and the Board in relation to such benefits;
(e) occupational health and safety;
(f) a Nova Scotia trunkline within the meaning of section 40; and
(g) such other matters as are appropriate.
(2) The Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister shall be parties to any memorandum of understanding concluded in relation to a matter referred to in paragraph (1)(d).
Constitution of Panel
47. (1) Before a panel is constituted for the purposes of subsection 13(2), 25(3), 37(1) or 140(5), the government or Minister proposing constitution of the panel shall notify the other government or Minister of the proposal.
Marginal note:Appointment of members of panel
(2) Within thirty days after notice is given pursuant to subsection (1), each government shall appoint one member of the panel.
Marginal note:Chairman of panel
(3) The chairman of the panel shall be appointed
(a) jointly by the two members of the panel appointed pursuant to subsection (2) within thirty days after the later of the two appointments made pursuant to that subsection; or
(b) where the two members of the panel fail to agree on the appointment of the chairman of the panel within the thirty day period referred to in paragraph (a), by the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia within thirty days after the expiration of that period.
Settlement Procedure for Disputes
Marginal note:Definition of “agreement”
48. (1) In this section, “agreement” means an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province respecting resource management and revenue sharing in relation to activities respecting the exploration for or the production of petroleum carried out on any frontier lands.
Marginal note:Disputes between neighbouring provinces
(2) Where a dispute between the Province and any other province that is a party to an agreement arises in relation to the description of any portion of the limits set out in Schedule I and the Government of Canada is unable, by means of negotiation, to bring about a resolution of the dispute within a reasonable time, the dispute shall, at such time as the Federal Minister deems appropriate, be referred to an impartial person, tribunal or body and settled by means of the procedure determined in accordance with subsection (3).
Marginal note:Procedures determined by Federal Minister
(3) For the purposes of this section, the person, tribunal or body to which a dispute is to be referred, the constitution and membership of any tribunal or body and the procedures for the settlement of a dispute shall be determined by the Federal Minister after consultation with the provinces concerned in the dispute.
Marginal note:Principles of international law to apply
(4) Where the procedure for the settlement of a dispute pursuant to this section involves arbitration, the arbitrator shall apply the principles of international law governing maritime boundary delimitation, with such modifications as the circumstances require.
Marginal note:Approval of Provincial Minister not required before regulation made
(5) Notwithstanding section 6, where a dispute is settled pursuant to this section and a regulation under subsection 5(1) amending the description of the portion of the limits set out in Schedule I in relation to which the dispute arose is made in accordance with the settlement, the regulation is not subject to the procedure set out in section 6 with respect to that description.
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