There is hereby established a territory of Canada, to be known as Nunavut, consisting of: a) all that part of Canada north of the sixtieth parallel of north latitude and east of the boundary described in Schedule I that is not within Quebec or Newfoundland; and b) the islands in Hudson Bay, James Bay and Ungava Bay that are not within Manitoba, Ontario or Quebec. Section 49 establishes that the following lands are and remain vested in Her Majesty in right of Canada: a) land acquired with funds of Nunavut; b) land in Nunavut acquired with funds of the Northwest Territories before the day on which section 3 comes into force; c) public land, the administration and control of which has been transferred by the Governor in Council to the Commissioner of Nunavut; d) public land, the administration and control of which has been transferred by the Governor in Council to the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories before the day on which section 3 comes into force; e) all roads, streets, lanes and trails on public land; f) land acquired pursuant to tax sale proceedings by the Commissioner of Nunavut; and g) land in Nunavut acquired pursuant to tax sale proceedings by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories before the day on which section 3 comes into force. Section 51 specifies that the Governor in Council may make Regulations for the protection, care and preservation of sites, works, objects and specimens in Nunavut of archaeological, ethnological or historical importance, interest or significance. The text consists of 79 sections divided into 5 Parts as follows: Establishment and government (I); General (II); Repealed (III); Transitional provisions (IV); Consequential amendments and coming into force (V). Three Schedules are enclosed.
Implemented by: Nunavut Archaeological and Palaeontological Sites Regulations (SOR/2001-220). (2014-06-12)
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