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Yukon Act (S.C. 2002, c. 7)

Assented to 2002-03-27

1998, c. 28Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 8.3); 1998, c. 15, s. 18

 The definition “province” in subsection 223(1) of the English version of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act is replaced by the following:

“province”

« province »

“province” does not include the Northwest Territories, Yukon or Nunavut.

R.S., c. C-8Canada Pension Plan

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 9)

 Subsection 114(1) of the English version of the Canada Pension Plan is replaced by the following:

Definition of “included province”

  • 114. (1) In this section, “included province” means a province other than Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, except a province providing a comprehensive pension plan unless at the time in respect of which the description is relevant there is in force an agreement entered into under subsection 4(3) with the government of that province.

1997, c. 40Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act

Marginal note:1999, c. 3, s. 19

 Paragraph (f) of the definition “court” in section 2 of the English version of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act is replaced by the following:

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

R.S., c. S-23Canada Student Loans Act

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 132)

 Subsection 2(2) of the Canada Student Loans Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Territories

    (2) In its application to Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the expression “lieutenant governor in council” in this Act means the Commissioner of Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, acting after consultation with the Legislative Assembly of Yukon, the Council of the Northwest Territories or the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, as the case may be.

1996, c. 10Canada Transportation Act

Marginal note:1999, c. 3, s. 20(1)

 Paragraph (d) of the definition “superior court” in section 6 of the English version of the Canada Transportation Act is replaced by the following:

  • (d) in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court,

R.S., c. C-11Canada Water Act

 The definition “federal waters” in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Water Act is replaced by the following:

“federal waters”

« eaux fédérales »

“federal waters” means, other than in Yukon, waters under the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of Parliament and, in Yukon, waters in a federal conservation area within the meaning of section 2 of the Yukon Act;

1998, c. 5Canada-Yukon Oil and Gas Accord Implementation Act

 Subsection 19(2) of the Canada-Yukon Oil and Gas Accord Implementation Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (2) The expressions “adjoining area”, “gas”, “oil”, “oil and gas interest”, “territorial oil and gas minister” and “Yukon oil and gas laws” in sections 20 to 28 have the same meaning as in section 2 of the Yukon Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of this subsection.

  •  (1) Section 21 of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Exercise of access rights

    21. Where Yukon oil and gas laws confer a right of access to lands for purposes of exploration for or production or transportation of oil or gas, and provide for the resolution of disputes between persons exercising that right and persons, other than the Governments of Canada and Yukon, having rights or interests in the surface of those lands, those laws shall provide for such resolution to be by means of access orders of the Yukon Surface Rights Board made in accordance with the Yukon Surface Rights Board Act.

  • (2) Section 21 of the Act is repealed.

 Subsections 25(1) and (2) of the English version of the Act are replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Indemnification by Yukon
  • 25. (1) The Yukon Government shall indemnify the Government of Canada against any claim, action or other proceeding for damages brought against the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, arising out of any acts or omissions of the Yukon Government in respect of the operation of Yukon oil and gas laws on and after the transfer date.

  • Marginal note:Indemnification by Canada

    (2) The Government of Canada shall indemnify the Yukon Government against any claim, action or other proceeding for damages brought against the Yukon Government, or any of its employees or agents, after the transfer date in respect of the operation of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act, the Canada Petroleum Resources Act or Part II.1 of the National Energy Board Act before the transfer date.

 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 27:

Marginal note:Laws of the Legislature

27.1 Every reference to “Yukon oil and gas laws” in sections 20, 21, 22 and 25 shall be read so as to include any laws of the Legislature of Yukon in respect of oil and gas.

R.S., c. C-13Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 11)

 Paragraph 4(b) of the English version of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act is replaced by the following:

  • (b) thirteen other governors, one to be nominated by the lieutenant governor in council of each of the ten provinces, one to be nominated by the Commissioner of Yukon, one to be nominated by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories and one to be nominated by the Commissioner of Nunavut;

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 12)

 Subsection 26(4) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Report to be sent to each province

    (4) Without delay after the report is laid before Parliament under subsection (2), the Minister shall send a copy of it to the lieutenant governor of each province, the Commissioner of Yukon, the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories and the Commissioner of Nunavut.

1992, c. 37Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

Marginal note:1998, c. 15, subpar. 50(b)(i)
  •  (1) The portion of the definition “federal authority” in subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act after paragraph (d) is replaced by the following:

    but does not include the Legislature or an agency or body of Yukon or Nunavut, the Commissioner in Council or an agency or body of the Northwest Territories, a council of the band within the meaning of the Indian Act, The Hamilton Harbour Commissioners constituted pursuant to The Hamilton Harbour Commissioners’ Act, The Toronto Harbour Commissioners constituted pursuant to The Toronto Harbour Commissioners’ Act, 1911, a harbour commission established pursuant to the Harbour Commissions Act, a Crown corporation within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act, a not-for-profit corporation that enters into an agreement under subsection 80(5) of the Canada Marine Act or a port authority established under that Act;

  • Marginal note:1998, c. 15, subpar. 50(b)(ii)

    (2) Paragraph (a) of the definition “federal lands” in subsection 2(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (a) lands that belong to Her Majesty in right of Canada, or that Her Majesty in right of Canada has the power to dispose of, and all waters on and airspace above those lands, other than lands under the administration and control of the Commissioner of Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut and lands the management of which has been granted to a port authority under the Canada Marine Act or a not-for-profit corporation that has entered into an agreement under subsection 80(5) of that Act,

Marginal note:1993, c. 28, s. 78 (Sch. III, s. 14)

 Subparagraph 48(6)(a)(i) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (i) for the purposes of land claim settlement have been withdrawn from disposal, under the Territorial Lands Act in the case of land areas situated in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, or under a law of the Legislature of Yukon in the case of land areas situated in Yukon, or

1999, c. 33Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

 Subparagraph 6(2)(c)(v) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is replaced by the following:

  • (v) one representative for all aboriginal governments, except Inuit, in British Columbia and Yukon, and

 
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