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Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act

Version of section 73 from 2015-07-09 to 2019-07-14:


Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Part.

    responsible Minister

    responsible Minister means

    • (a) the federal minister or the territorial minister, as the case may be, who has the jurisdictional responsibility for authorizing a project to proceed; or

    • (b) the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, if there is no federal minister or territorial minister who has the responsibility referred to in paragraph (a). (ministre compétent)

    traditional knowledge

    traditional knowledge means the accumulated body of knowledge, observations and understandings about the environment, and about the relationship of living beings with one another and with the environment, that is rooted in the traditional way of life of Inuit of the designated area. (connaissances traditionnelles)

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) Paragraph (b) of the definition responsible Minister in subsection (1) applies if the responsibility for authorizing the project to proceed is under the sole jurisdiction of a designated regulatory agency set out in Schedule 2.

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