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Indian Oil and Gas Act

Version of section 6 from 2019-08-01 to 2023-03-06:

Marginal note:Minister to consult

  •  (1) The Minister, in administering this Act, shall consult, on a continuing basis, persons representative of the Indian bands most directly affected thereby.

  • Marginal note:Approval or notice

    (1.1) The Governor in Council may, by regulation,

    • (a) require that a power of the Minister under this Act in relation to first nation lands be exercised only if prior approval of the council of the first nation is obtained, if the council is first consulted or if prior notice is given to the council, as the case may be;

    • (b) require that any such power of the Minister be exercised only if prior consent is given by any first nation member who is in lawful possession of the first nation lands; and

    • (c) require that notice be given to the council of the first nation after the Minister exercises any such power.

  • Marginal note:Rights not abrogated

    (2) Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to abrogate the rights of Indian people or preclude them from negotiating for oil and gas benefits in those areas in which land claims have not been settled.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-7, s. 6
  • 2009, c. 7, s. 2
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