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Yukon Act (S.C. 2002, c. 7)

Assented to 2002-03-27

R.S., c. T-7Territorial Lands Act

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 135)

 The long title of the Territorial Lands Act is replaced by the following:

An Act respecting Crown lands in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  •  (1) The definition “timber” in section 2 of the Act is repealed.

  • Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 136)

    (2) The definition “territorial lands” in section 2 of the Act is replaced by the following:

    “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;

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 137); 2000, c. 32, s. 66

 Subsections 3(2) to (4) of the Act are replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Application of certain sections

    (2) Sections 9 and 12 to 16 and paragraph 23(k) apply to territorial lands under the administration and control of the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories or of the Commissioner of Nunavut.

  • Marginal note:Application of certain Acts

    (3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as limiting the operation of the Dominion Water Power Act or the Canada National Parks Act.

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 138)

 Section 4 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Land management zones

4. Subject to section 6, the Governor in Council may, where the Governor in Council deems it necessary for the protection of the ecological balance or physical characteristics of any area in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, set apart and appropriate any territorial lands in that area as a land management zone.

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 139)

 Section 6 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Consultation with territories

6. The powers mentioned in sections 4 and 5 may be exercised by the Governor in Council only after consultation with the Council of the Northwest Territories or the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, as the case may be, where the Governor in Council deems the consultation to be practicable or, otherwise, after consultation with each of the members of that Council or Legislative Assembly with whom consultation can then be effected.

Marginal note:1993, c. 41, s. 14(1)
  •  (1) Subsection 9(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Interpretation
    • 9. (1) In this section, the expressions “registrar” and “certificate of title” have the meanings assigned by any ordinance of the Northwest Territories or any law of the Legislature for Nunavut in respect of title to real property.

  • Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 140)

    (2) Paragraph 9(3)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (b) in the case of territorial lands described in subsection 3(2), by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories if the lands are in the Northwest Territories or by the Commissioner of Nunavut if the lands are in Nunavut.

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 141); 1998, c. 15, s. 40

 Paragraph 13(c) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (c) to the boundary line between Yukon and Alaska, or between Yukon and the Northwest Territories, or between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut or between Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut and the Province of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta or British Columbia.

 The heading before section 17 and sections 17 and 18 of the Act are repealed.

  •  (1) Paragraph 23(e) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (e) set apart and appropriate territorial lands for use as game preserves, game sanctuaries, bird sanctuaries, public shooting grounds, public resorts or for any other similar public purpose;

  • Marginal note:1992, c. 1, s. 144(1) (Sch. VII, s. 50(1)) (F)

    (2) Paragraph 23(g) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (g) divide territorial lands into mining districts and land districts;

 Subsection 30(2) of the Act is repealed.

1991, c. 45Trust and Loan Companies Act

Marginal note:1999, c. 3, s. 84

 Paragraph (f) of the definition “court” in section 2 of the English version of the Trust and Loan Companies Act is replaced by the following:

  • (f) in Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court, and in Nunavut, the Nunavut Court of Justice;

1984, c. 24Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act

 The first paragraph of the preamble to the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act is replaced by the following:

WHEREAS the Committee for Original Peoples’ Entitlement and the Government of Canada have entered into an Agreement respecting certain lands in the Northwest Territories and Yukon in and to which the Inuvialuit have claimed an interest based on traditional use and occupancy;

Marginal note:

 The definition “Territory” in section 2 of the Act is replaced by the following:

“Territory”

« Territoire »

“Territory” means the Northwest Territories, Yukon and adjacent offshore areas, not forming part of the Northwest Territories or Yukon, within the sovereignty or jurisdiction of Canada.

R.S., c. W-11; 1996, c. 6, s. 134Winding-up and Restructuring Act

Marginal note:1999, c. 3, s. 85

 Paragraph (d) of the definition “court” in subsection 2(1) of the Winding-up and Restructuring Act is replaced by the following:

  • (d) in Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court, and in Nunavut, the Nunavut Court of Justice;

R.S., c. Y-1Young Offenders Act

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 144); 1998, c. 15, s. 41

 The definition “offence” in subsection 2(1) of the Young Offenders Act is replaced by the following:

“offence”

« infraction »

“offence” means an offence created by an Act of Parliament or by any regulation, rule, order, by-law or ordinance made under it, other than an ordinance of the Northwest Territories or a law of the Legislature of Yukon or the Legislature for Nunavut;

1994, c. 34Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act

 The long title of the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act is replaced by the following:

An Act to approve, give effect to and declare valid land claims agreements entered into between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, the Government of Yukon and certain first nations in Yukon, to provide for approving, giving effect to and declaring valid other land claims agreements entered into after this Act comes into force, and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

 The third paragraph of the preamble to the Act is replaced by the following:

WHEREAS agreements may be entered into with respect to aboriginal claims to lands in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories by persons enrolled under final agreements as well as aboriginal claims to lands in Yukon by certain people outside that territory;

 Subsection 11(4) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Enforcement

    (4) An order or decision of the Enrollment Commission made before or after this Act comes into force may be filed in the Supreme Court of Yukon, and when so filed may be enforced as an order of that Court.

 Paragraph 15(c) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (c) such regional offices of the Government of Canada situated in Yukon as the Minister considers advisable; and

  •  (1) Subsections 20(1) and (2) of the Act are repealed.

  • (2) Subsection 20(4) of the Act is repealed.

 Subsection 21(2) of the Act is repealed.

1994, c. 35Yukon First Nations Self-Government Act

 The long title of the English version of the Yukon First Nations Self-Government Act replaced by the following:

An Act respecting self-government for first nations in Yukon
 
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