Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement. | Land Portal

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The purpose of this Agreement-in-Principle is: a) to confirm the commitment of the Parties, as evidenced by their approval of this Agreement-in-Principle, to enter into negotiations for the conclusion of the Devolution Agreement and such other agreements as contemplated by this Agreement-in-Principle; and b) to set out specific provisions and identify subject matters for negotiation which shall form the basis of the Devolution Agreement. The text consists of 13 chapters as follows: Definitions (1); General provisions (2); Devolution Agreement negotiation process (3); General provisions of the Devolution Agreement (4); Transfer of responsibilities (5); Post-Devolution Resource management (6); Administration of oil and gas resources (7); Waste sites (8); Human resources (9); Nao properties assets, contracts and records (10); Financial matters (11); Net fiscal benefit (12); Implementation matters (13).

Implemented by: Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreements on Lands and Resources Management. (2014-02-19)
Implemented by: Northwest Territories Act (S.C. 2014, c. 2, s. 2). (2014-12-16)
Implemented by: Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement Act (S.N.W.T 2014, c. 12). (2014)

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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada


A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest international border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec.

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