Polar Bear Pass Withdrawal Order (SOR/84-409)

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Polar Bear Pass Withdrawal Order

SOR/84-409

CANADA OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS ACT

TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

Registration 1984-05-25

Order Respecting the Withdrawal of Certain Lands in and Between the Bracebridge-Goodsir Inlets at Bathurst Island in the Northwest Territories From Disposal

P.C. 1984-1768 1984-05-24

Whereas exploratory permits covering the lands described in Schedule I hereto (hereafter referred to as the “lands”) were issued by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development under the Canada Oil and Gas Land Regulations and extensive exploration for oil and gas has been conducted pursuant to such permits (hereafter referred to as the “permits”);

Whereas Aberford Resources Ltd., Bankeno Mines Limited, Canterra Energy Ltd., Dome Petroleum Limited, Esso Resources Canada Limited, Francana Oil and Gas Limited, Global Arctic Islands Limited, Gulf Canada Resources Incorporated, Hudsons Bay Oil and Gas Company Limited, Panarctic Oils Limited, Phoenix Resources Company and Suncor Incorporated and Mildred H. and Ethel A. Hembdt are the interest owners in respect of the permits;

Whereas under subsection 63(1) of the Canada Oil and Gas ActFootnote *, the interest owners of such permits are required to negotiate an exploration agreement within a specified period of time in order to maintain the interests;

Whereas it is intended to create a National Wildlife Area under the provisions of the Canada Wildlife Act, to be located on the lands described in Schedules II and III hereto;

And Whereas in support of that intent the aforesaid interest owners have surrendered all interest in the lands described in Schedule I hereto.

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, is pleased hereby,

  • (a) pursuant to paragraph 19(a) of the Territorial Lands Act, to revoke the Withdrawal of Certain Lands (Bathurst Island N.W.T.) from Disposal Order, made by Order in Council P.C. 1983-706 of 10th March, 1983Footnote **; and

  • (b) pursuant to paragraph 19(a) of the Territorial Lands Act and subsection 5(2) of the Canada Oil and Gas Act, to make the annexed Order respecting the withdrawal of certain lands in and between the Bracebridge-Goodsir Inlets at Bathurst Island in the Northwest Territories from disposal, in substitution therefor.

SHORT TITLE

 This Order may be cited as the Polar Bear Pass Withdrawal Order.

TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

 The lands described in Schedule II, being required for the protection of wildlife, wetlands and associated habitat, are hereby withdrawn from disposal under the Territorial Lands Act.

CANADA OIL AND GAS ACT

 The lands described in Schedule III, being required for the protection of wildlife, wetlands, and associated habitat, which lands are not in Schedule II, are hereby withdrawn from the application of the Canada Oil and Gas Act.

 The lands described in Schedule I, that are not described in Schedules II and III, are hereby withdrawn from the application of the Canada Oil and Gas Act in order to facilitate the use of the lands described in Schedules II and III for the protection of wildlife, wetlands and associated habitat.