Northwest Territories Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-27)

Act current to 2014-03-16 and last amended on 2013-03-08. Previous Versions

Repeal

Marginal note:Repeal of this Part

 The Governor in Council may declare this Part or any provision thereof, except sections 32 and 33, to be repealed on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.

  • R.S., c. 48(1st Supp.), s. 23.

PART II.1OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

Marginal note:Official Languages Ordinance

 Subject to section 43.2, the ordinance entitled the Official Languages Act, made on June 28, 1984 by the Commissioner in Council, as amended on June 26, 1986, may be amended or repealed by the Commissioner in Council only if the amendment or repeal is concurred in by Parliament through an amendment to this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 98.
Marginal note:Additional rights and services

 Nothing in this Part shall be construed as preventing the Commissioner, the Commissioner in Council or the Government of the Territories from granting rights in respect of, or providing services in, English and French or any languages of the aboriginal peoples of Canada, in addition to the rights and services provided for in the ordinance referred to in section 43.1, whether by amending the ordinance, without the concurrence of Parliament, or by any other means.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 98.
Marginal note:Amendment concurred in

 The ordinance entitled An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, made on October 29, 1990 by the Commissioner in Council, is hereby concurred in by Parliament.

  • 1990, c. 48, s. 1.
Marginal note:Idem

 The ordinance entitled An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, made on March 12, 1992 by the Commissioner in Council, is hereby concurred in by Parliament.

  • 1992, c. 6, s. 1.

PART IIIGENERAL

Lands

Marginal note:Lands vested in Her Majesty
  •  (1) The following properties are and remain vested in Her Majesty in right of Canada:

    • (a) lands acquired with territorial funds before, on or after April 1, 1955;

    • (b) public lands, the administration and control of which has before, on or after April 1, 1955 been transferred by the Governor in Council to the Commissioner;

    • (c) all roads, streets, lanes and trails on public lands; and

    • (d) lands acquired by the Commissioner pursuant to tax sale proceedings.

  • Marginal note:Administration and control

    (2) The Commissioner has the administration and control of the properties referred to in subsection (1) and may use, sell or otherwise dispose of them and retain the proceeds of the use or disposition.

  • Marginal note:Transfer to Minister

    (3) The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, transfer, either in perpetuity or for any lesser term, the administration and control of the entire or any lesser interest in any property referred to in subsection (1) to any Minister of the Government of Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-27, s. 44;
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 99(F), c. 41, s. 11.