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Yukon Act (S.C. 2002, c. 7)

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Act current to 2019-09-10 and last amended on 2019-07-15. Previous Versions

Real Property, Water, Oil and Gas (continued)

Restrictions (continued)

Marginal note:Duration of prohibition orders

 A prohibition order made under section 50 or 51 may not be made for a period that exceeds five years.

Exercise of Federal Powers

Marginal note:Adjoining area

 The Government of Canada, including its agencies, shall exercise any powers in respect of the management of lands in the adjoining area in a manner consistent with the powers of the Yukon Government, including its agencies, in respect of oil and gas in that area to the extent that the objectives of the Government of Canada in so exercising its powers are not compromised.

Marginal note:Northern pipeline

  •  (1) Despite the laws of the Legislature, the minister responsible for the Northern Pipeline Act may grant, with or without conditions, an application made to a person or entity required by a law of the Legislature to hold a public hearing on the matter if the application is

    • (a) for rights or renewal of rights in respect of waters for the purpose of constructing the pipeline referred to in that Act; or

    • (b) for permission to expropriate lands or any interest in lands for the purposes of that pipeline if the application is made by a person who holds or has applied for the water rights described in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Application of subsection (1)

    (2) Subsection (1) applies only if the public hearing does not begin within six months after the application is made or is not completed within 60 days after the hearing begins or a decision is not given within 45 days after the completion of the hearing.

  • Marginal note:Consultation required

    (3) The minister may only grant the application after consultation with the person or entity required to hold the public hearing.

  • Marginal note:Effect of exercise of power

    (4) A decision of the minister to grant an application under subsection (1) is deemed to have been made under the laws of the Legislature.

Legislative Amendment

Marginal note:Consultation re bills

  •  (1) Before a bill that amends or repeals this Act is introduced in the House of Commons by a federal minister, the Minister shall consult with the Executive Council with respect to the proposed amendment or repeal.

  • Marginal note:Assembly may recommend amendments

    (2) The Legislative Assembly may make any recommendations to the Minister that it considers appropriate with respect to the amendment or repeal of this Act.

Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Commissioner

 The Commissioner, within the meaning of the former Act, who is in office immediately before the coming into force of section 4 shall continue in office according to the terms of his or her appointment.

Marginal note:Duration of Council

 Despite section 11, the members of the Council, within the meaning of the former Act, that are in office immediately before the coming into force of section 10 shall continue in office as members of the Legislative Assembly for the remainder of the period provided under subsection 9(3) of the former Act, but the Commissioner may dissolve the Legislative Assembly before then.

Marginal note:Existing rights and interests

  •  (1) The laws of the Legislature apply with respect to a right or interest granted under an access order, permit, licence or other authorization, lease or agreement for lease or sale that exists immediately before the coming into force of any provision of this Act that repeals or renders inapplicable the provision of an Act of Parliament under which the right or interest arises.

  • Marginal note:Limitation — additional conditions

    (2) A law of the Legislature may only provide, in respect of a right or interest described in subsection (1), for additional conditions in respect of the exercise of the right or interest if those conditions are applicable to all similar rights or interests.

  • Marginal note:Limitation — cancellation, etc.

    (3) A law of the Legislature may only provide, in respect of a right or interest described in subsection (1), for the cancellation, suspension or limitation of the right or interest if

    • (a) the circumstances for the cancellation, suspension or limitation of the right or interest are identical to those that would have applied before the coming into force of a provision described in subsection (1); or

    • (b) the cancellation, suspension or limitation of the right or interest is for a failure to comply with a condition in respect of the exercise of the right or interest and the law applies to all similar rights or interests.

    However, paragraph (b) does not apply to claims as defined in the Yukon Placer Mining Act, chapter Y-3 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, or the Yukon Quartz Mining Act, chapter Y-4 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985.

  • Marginal note:Limitation — expropriation

    (4) A law of the Legislature may only provide, in respect of a right or interest described in subsection (1), for the expropriation of the right or interest if the holder of that right or interest is compensated under that law.

  • Marginal note:Exception — claims

    (5) Subsection (2), paragraph (3)(a) and subsection (4) apply to claims described in subsection (3) that are renewed in conformity with the laws of the Legislature.

  • Marginal note:Exception — rights and interests under the former Act

    (6) Subsections (2) to (4) do not apply to rights or interests arising under the former Act.

Marginal note:Reference to Government of Canada

 Any reference to the Government of Canada, or any of its agents, in an access order, permit, licence or other authorization, lease or agreement for lease or sale referred to in subsection 59(1) shall be read as a reference to the Yukon Government.

Marginal note:Pending applications

  •  (1) Every proceeding with respect to a right or interest granted under an access order, permit, licence or other authorization, lease or agreement for lease or sale that is commenced before the coming into force of any provision of this Act that repeals or renders inapplicable the provision of an Act of Parliament under which the right or interest arises shall be taken up and continued under and in conformity with the laws of the Legislature without any further formality.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to civil or criminal proceedings before a court.

Marginal note:Validity of laws of Legislature

 A law of the Legislature that specifically provides that it applies to matters governed by an Act of Parliament that is repealed by any of sections 281 to 284 or made inapplicable by any of sections 238 to 247 is considered for all purposes to have been validly made if it is made before the coming into force of that section and would have been validly made, if made after that coming into force. However, it has no force and effect before that coming into force.

Definition of Agreement

 In sections 64 to 67, Agreement means the Yukon Northern Affairs Program Devolution Transfer Agreement made on October 29, 2001.

Marginal note:Indemnification by Yukon

  •  (1) The Yukon Government shall indemnify the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, against all costs, charges or expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgement, that are reasonably incurred by the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, in respect of any claim, action or other proceeding brought against the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, arising out of any act or omission of the Yukon Government, or any of its employees or agents, in respect of

    • (a) public real property not under the administration and control of the Commissioner immediately before the coming into force of this section or water rights, if the act or omission occurs while the Commissioner has administration and control of the property or rights;

    • (b) a right or interest granted under an access order, permit, licence or other authorization, lease or agreement for lease or sale that exists immediately before the date of coming into force of any provision of this Act that repeals or renders inapplicable the provision of the Act of Parliament under which the right or interest arises, if the act or omission occurs after that date;

    • (c) security that is assigned to the Yukon Government under the Agreement;

    • (d) records provided under the Agreement to the Yukon Government, unless the act or omission is made pursuant to the Agreement; or

    • (e) remediation work required by the Agreement.

  • Marginal note:Indemnification respecting obligations to employees of Canada

    (2) The Yukon Government shall indemnify the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, against all costs, charges or expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgement, that are reasonably incurred by the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, in respect of any claim, action or other proceeding brought against the Government of Canada, or any of its employees or agents, arising out of a failure by the Yukon Government, or any of its employees or agents, to meet the obligations of the Yukon Government under the Agreement in respect of employees of the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Indemnification of first nations

    (3) The Yukon Government shall indemnify a first nation, or any of its employees or agents, against all costs, charges or expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgement, that are reasonably incurred by that first nation, or any of its employees or agents, in respect of any claim, action or other proceeding brought against the first nation, or any of its employees or agents, arising out of any act or omission of the Yukon Government, or any of its employees or agents, in respect of remediation work done on the first nation’s land as required by the Agreement.

  • 2002, c. 7, s. 64
  • 2017, c. 26, s. 47(F)
 
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