Marginal note:Transfer to Commissioner
50. The Governor in Council may transfer, either in perpetuity or for any lesser term, the administration and control of the entire or any lesser interest in any public land to the Commissioner.
Marginal note:Leases for Nunavut facilities
50.1 (1) The Minister may, by instrument satisfactory to the Minister of Justice, transfer to the Commissioner the administration and control of the entire interest in any real property held under a lease entered into by the Minister for facilities for the Government of Nunavut or housing for its employees. The Commissioner is deemed to have accepted the transfer on the day the instrument is signed by the Minister.
Marginal note:Effect of transfer
(2) The administration and control is deemed to have been transferred by the Governor in Council.
(3) This section applies to a lease only if the instrument effecting the transfer is signed on or before March 31, 2004.
- 1998, c. 15, s. 9.
Cultural Sites and Property
51. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations for the protection, care and preservation of sites, works, objects and specimens in Nunavut of palaeontological, archaeological, ethnological or historical importance, interest or significance and of explorers’ cairns and explorers’ documents in Nunavut.
(2) Every person who contravenes any regulation made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Marginal note:Power to seize
52. (1) A peace officer who believes on reasonable grounds that any object, specimen or document has been removed, taken, shipped, had in possession or otherwise dealt in contravention of the regulations may, in Nunavut, without a warrant, seize the object, specimen or document.
(2) A peace officer who makes a seizure under subsection (1) shall report the seizure as soon as practicable to a justice of the peace, who may, on being satisfied that the object, specimen or document was removed, taken, shipped, had in possession or otherwise dealt with in contravention of the regulations, declare it to be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and, on that declaration, it is forfeited.
*[Note: Part III repealed July 1, 1999.]
70. Until the first Legislative Assembly of Nunavut is convened, the Commissioner of Nunavut may authorize the payment of monies out of the Nunavut Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of defraying expenses incurred in respect of Nunavut for which there is no other lawful authority to defray.
Interim Commissioner of Nunavut
Marginal note:Interim Commissioner of Nunavut
71. (1) The Governor in Council may establish the office of Interim Commissioner of Nunavut and may appoint a person to hold that office during pleasure until the appointment of the first Commissioner of Nunavut.
(2) The Interim Commissioner shall act in accordance with any written directions given to the Interim Commissioner by the Minister.
(3) Directions respecting the exercise of the powers conferred by section 72 or 75 shall be published in such manner as the Minister may determine.
Marginal note:Absence, incapacity or vacancy
(4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Interim Commissioner, or if the office of Interim Commissioner is vacant, the Minister may, after consultation with the Government of the Northwest Territories and Tunngavik, appoint a person to act as Interim Commissioner until the Interim Commissioner resumes the exercise of the powers, duties and functions of that office or a replacement Interim Commissioner is appointed under subsection (1).
- 1993, c. 28, s. 71;
- 1998, c. 15, s. 11.
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