Territorial Lands Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. T-7)

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Territorial Lands Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. T-7

An Act respecting Crown lands in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut


Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Territorial Lands Act.

  • R.S., c. T-6, s. 1.


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


« Couronne »

“Crown” means Her Majesty in right of Canada;


« concession »

“grant” means letters patent under the Great Seal, a notification and any other instrument by which territorial lands may be granted in fee simple or for an equivalent estate;

“judge of the Court”

« juge »

“judge of the Court” means, in relation to any matter arising in the Yukon Territory, a judge of the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory, in relation to any matter arising in the Northwest Territories, a judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, and, in relation to any matter arising in Nunavut, a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice;


« terre »

“land” includes mines, minerals, easements, servitudes and all other interests in real property;


« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development or, in respect of any matter related to the Northern Pipeline referred to in the Northern Pipeline Act, the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada designated as the Minister for the purposes of that Act;


« notification »

“notification” means a direction in a form prescribed by the Governor in Council pursuant to paragraph 23(k) and issued pursuant to subsection 9(2);


« pénalité »

“penalty” means an administrative monetary penalty imposed under this Act for a violation;


« permis »

“permit” means a permit issued under this Act;

“territorial lands”

« terres territoriales »

“territorial lands” means lands, or any interest in lands, in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut that are vested in the Crown or of which the Government of Canada has power to dispose.


“timber”[Repealed, 2002, c. 7, s. 239]

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-7, s. 2;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 83;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 239;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 74.