Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (S.C. 1998, c. 25)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Statutory Instruments Act
  •  (1) Sections 3, 5 and 11 of the Statutory Instruments Act do not apply in respect of rules under section 30, a land use plan or amendment to a land use plan under Part 2, rules under subsection 49(2), guidelines or policies under section 65, policy directions under subsection 50.1(1) or 83(1) or (2), directions under section 106, policy directions under section 109 or 109.1 or subsection 142.2(1) or guidelines under section 120.

  • Marginal note:Notice in Canada Gazette

    (2) A notice shall be published in the Canada Gazette immediately after policy directions are received by a board, a land use plan or amendment thereto is approved, or any other instrument referred to in subsection (1) is made or issued, stating that copies thereof are available to the public at the main office of the board and at such other locations as the board considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Statutory Instruments Act

    (3) For greater certainty, licences and permits issued by a board under Part 3 or 4, either before or after the coming into force of this subsection, as enacted by subsection 128(3) of the Northwest Territories Devolution Act, are not statutory instruments as defined in the Statutory Instruments Act.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 31;
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 27;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 128.

Jurisdiction of Courts

Marginal note:Exclusive original jurisdiction

 Despite section 18 of the Federal Courts Act, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories has exclusive original jurisdiction to hear and determine an application for any relief against a board by way of an injunction or declaration or by way of an order in the nature of certiorari, mandamus, quo warranto or prohibition by the Attorney General of Canada, the Attorney General of the Northwest Territories or anyone directly affected by the matter in respect of which relief is sought.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 32;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 182;
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 28;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 129.


Interpretation and Application

Definition of “planning board”

 In this Part, “planning board” means the Gwich’in Land Use Planning Board or the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board established by sections 36 and 38, respectively.

Marginal note:Application of Part 2

 Subject to subsection 46(2), this Part does not apply in respect of lands in a settlement area that comprise a park to which the Canada National Parks Act applies, that have been acquired pursuant to the Historic Sites and Monuments Act or that are situated within the boundaries of a local government.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 34;
  • 2000, c. 32, s. 51.