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Second Session, Thirty-Seventh Legislature

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BILL 8

THE MINES AND MINERALS AMENDMENT ACT


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. M162 amended

1         The Mines and Minerals Act is amended by this Act.

2         The following is added after section 179:

Definition of "reserve"

179.1(1)  In this section, "reserve" means a reserve as defined in the Indian Act (Canada).

No entitlement by Crown

179.1(2)  The Crown is not entitled to, and shall not assert an interest in, any portion of the consideration payable in respect of the sale, lease or other disposition of any mining claims or minerals located on a reserve that it would otherwise be entitled to by virtue of paragraph 12 of the Memorandum of Agreement set out in the Schedule to The Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Act.

Coming into force

3         This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill confirms that the Government of Manitoba will not assert its right to a one-half interest in minerals on reserve lands.

This step was suggested in the report of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in August 1991, and in a report of the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission in March 2000.