Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-6)

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Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. I-6

An Act respecting the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Act.

  • R.S., c. I-7, s. 1.

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

Marginal note:Department established
  •  (1) There is hereby established a department of the Government of Canada called the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development over which the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development appointed by commission under the Great Seal shall preside.

  • Marginal note:Minister

    (2) The Minister holds office during pleasure and has the management and direction of the Department.

  • R.S., c. I-7, s. 2.
Marginal note:Deputy head

 The Governor in Council may appoint an officer called the Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to hold office during pleasure and to be the deputy head of the Department.

  • R.S., c. I-7, s. 3.

POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTER

Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions of Minister

 The powers, duties and functions of the Minister extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not by law assigned to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to

  • (a) Indian affairs;

  • (b) Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and their resources and affairs; and

  • (c) Inuit affairs.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-6, s. 4;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 154(E).
Marginal note:Idem

 The Minister shall be responsible for

  • (a) coordinating the activities in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut of the several departments, boards and agencies of the Government of Canada;

  • (b) undertaking, promoting and recommending policies and programs for the further economic and political development of Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut; and

  • (c) fostering, through scientific investigation and technology, knowledge of the Canadian north and of the means of dealing with conditions related to its further development.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-6, s. 5;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 155(E).
Marginal note:Administration of lands — Nunavut
  •  (1) The Minister has the administration of lands situated in Nunavut belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada except those lands

    • (a) that are under the administration of any other minister of the Government of Canada or any agent corporation as defined in subsection 83(1) of the Financial Administration Act; or

    • (b) that are under the administration and control of the Commissioner of Nunavut under the Nunavut Act.

  • Marginal note:Yukon and Northwest Territories

    (2) The Minister has the administration of public real property as defined in section 2 of the Yukon Act — and public lands as defined in section 2 of the Northwest Territories Act — except that public real property or those public lands, as the case may be, that are under

    • (a) the administration of another minister of the Government of Canada or any agent corporation as defined in subsection 83(1) of the Financial Administration Act; or

    • (b) the administration and control of the Commissioner of Yukon or the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, as the case may be, under the applicable Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-6, s. 6;
  • 1991, c. 50, s. 30;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 156;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 13.