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Species at Risk Act

Version of section 59 from 2019-07-15 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Regulations re federal lands

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the competent minister after consultation with every other competent minister, make regulations to protect critical habitat on federal lands.

  • Marginal note:Obligation to make recommendation

    (2) The competent minister must make the recommendation if the recovery strategy or an action plan identifies a portion of the critical habitat as being unprotected and the competent minister is of the opinion that the portion requires protection.

  • Marginal note:Contents

    (3) The regulations may include provisions requiring the doing of things that protect the critical habitat and provisions prohibiting activities that may adversely affect the critical habitat.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (4) If the competent minister is of the opinion that a regulation would affect land in a territory that is not under the authority of the Minister or the Parks Canada Agency, he or she must consult the territorial minister before recommending the making of the regulation.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (5) If the competent minister is of the opinion that a regulation would affect a reserve or any other lands that are set apart for the use and benefit of a band under the Indian Act, he or she must consult the Minister of Indigenous Services and the band before recommending the making of the regulation.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (6) If the competent minister is of the opinion that a regulation would affect an area in respect of which a wildlife management board is authorized by a land claims agreement to perform functions in respect of wildlife species, he or she must consult the wildlife management board before recommending the making of the regulation.

  • 2002, c. 29, s. 59
  • 2019, c. 29, s. 375

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