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Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-02-23:


Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Act.

    disposal

    immersion

    disposal has the same meaning as in section 122 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, read without reference to the sea. (immersion)

    ecosystem

    écosystème

    ecosystem means a dynamic complex of animal, plant and microorganism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit. (écosystème)

    enforcement officer

    agent de l’autorité

    enforcement officer means a person designated under section 19 or belonging to a class of persons so designated. (agent de l’autorité)

    fishing

    pêche

    fishing has the meaning given to that expression in the Fisheries Act. (pêche)

    marine conservation area

    aire marine de conservation

    marine conservation area means a national marine conservation area of Canada named and described in Schedule 1. (aire marine de conservation)

    marine conservation area warden

    garde d’aire marine de conservation

    marine conservation area warden means a person designated under section 18. (garde d’aire marine de conservation)

    Minister

    ministre

    Minister means the Minister of Canadian Heritage. (ministre)

    public lands

    terres domaniales

    public lands means lands, including submerged lands, that belong to Her Majesty in right of Canada or that the Government of Canada has the power to dispose of, whether or not subject to the terms of any agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province. (terres domaniales)

    reserve

    réserve

    reserve means a national marine conservation area reserve of Canada named and described in Schedule 2. (réserve)

    superintendent

    directeur

    superintendent means a person appointed under the Parks Canada Agency Act who holds the office of superintendent of a marine conservation area, and includes any other person appointed under that Act who is authorized by that person to act on that person’s behalf. (directeur)

    waste or other matter

    déchets ou autres matières

    waste or other matter means waste or other matter listed in Schedule 5 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. (déchets ou autres matières)

  • Marginal note:Aboriginal rights

    (2) For greater certainty, nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to abrogate or derogate from the protection provided for existing aboriginal or treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada by the recognition and affirmation of those rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

  • Marginal note:Exclusive economic zone

    (3) The establishment of a marine conservation area within the exclusive economic zone of Canada does not constitute a claim to any rights, jurisdiction or duties beyond those set out in section 14 of the Oceans Act.

  • Marginal note:Application of Act to reserves

    (4) This Act applies to a reserve as if it were a marine conservation area.

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