Northern Jobs and Growth Act

An Act to enact the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act and the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2013.

Sponsor

John Duncan  Conservative

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

Part 1 enacts the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, which implements certain provisions of Articles 10 to 12 of the land claims agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada that was ratified, given effect and declared valid by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, which came into force on July 9, 1993.

Part 2 enacts the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board Act, which implements provisions of certain land claim agreements. In particular, that Act establishes the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board, whose purpose is to resolve matters in dispute relating to terms and conditions of access to lands and waters in the Northwest Territories and the compensation to be paid in respect of that access.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Stephen Traynor, Director, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Janice Traynor, Environmental Policy Analyst, Environmental Policies and Studies, Northern Affairs, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Camille Vézina, Manager, Legislation and Policy, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate, Northern Affairs, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Michael Wernick, Deputy Minister, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Dec. 5, 2012

  • David Akeeagok, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Chief Negociator, Devolution, Government of Nunavut, Government of Nunavut
  • Christopher Douglas, Special Advisor to Premier Eva Aariak, Government of Nunavut

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Udloriak Hanson, Senior Policy Liaison, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
  • Richard Spaulding, Lawyer, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
  • John Merritt, Legal Counsel, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
  • Camille Vézina, Manager, Legislation and Policy, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate, Northern Affairs, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Tom Isaac, Senior Counsel, Negotiations, Northern Affairs and Federal Interlocuter, Department of Justice
  • Stephen Traynor, Director, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Laurie A. Henderson, Managing Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Department of Justice, Government of Yukon

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Jan. 29, 2013

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Jan. 31, 2013

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Feb. 5, 2013

  • Sharon Ehaloak, Executive Director, Nunavut Planning Commission
  • Paul Quassa, Chair, Nunavut Planning Commission
  • Nadim Kara, Senior Program Director, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Pierre Gratton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mining Association of Canada
  • Rick Meyers, Vice-President, Technical and Northern Affairs, Mining Association of Canada
  • Adrian Boyd, Director, Policy, Nunavut Planning Commission

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Paula Isaak, Director General, Natural Resources and Environment Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Janice Traynor, Environmental Policy Analyst, Environmental Policies and Studies, Northern Affairs, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Tom Isaac, Senior Counsel, Negotiations, Northern Affairs and Federal Interlocuter, Department of Justice
  • Todd Keesey, Policy Analyst, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, on Feb. 12, 2013

  • Janice Traynor, Environmental Policy Analyst, Environmental Policies and Studies, Northern Affairs, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • Philippe Méla, Procedural Clerk