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Yukon Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2019-07-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.

adjoining area

adjoining area means the area outside Yukon and landward of the northern limit described in Schedule 2. (zone adjacente)

federal agent corporation

federal agent corporation has the meaning assigned to the expression agent corporation by subsection 83(1) of the Financial Administration Act. (société mandataire fédérale)

federal conservation area

federal conservation area means an area that is

  • (a) a national park;

  • (b) public real property under the administration of the Minister of the Environment that is subject to measures imposed under the Canada Wildlife Act for the conservation of wildlife; or

  • (c) a protection area for migratory birds prescribed under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. (aire de conservation fédérale)

former Act

former Act means the Yukon Act, chapter Y-2 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985. (ancienne loi)


gas means natural gas and all substances produced in association with natural gas, but does not include oil or coal-bed methane. (gaz)


Minister means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (ministre)

national park

national park means a park and includes a park reserve as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada National Parks Act. (parc national)


oil means crude petroleum, regardless of gravity, produced at a well-head in liquid form and any other hydrocarbons, except gas and coal-bed methane. It includes hydrocarbons that may be extracted or recovered from surface or subsurface deposits of oil sand, bitumen, bituminous sand or oil shale or from other types of deposits, but does not include coal. (pétrole)

public real property

public real property means

  • (a) land in Yukon that belongs to Her Majesty in right of Canada, including mines and minerals, and buildings, structures, improvements and other fixtures on, above or below the surface of the land; and

  • (b) any estate, right, title or interest, including an easement, a servitude and a lease, held by Her Majesty in right of Canada in or to land in Yukon. (biens réels domaniaux)


waters means any inland water, whether in a liquid or frozen state, on or below the surface of land. (eaux)


Yukon means the territory consisting of the area described in Schedule 1. (Yukon)

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