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Bill S-24

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This enactment implements the ``Agreement with respect to Kanesatake Governance of the Interim Land Base'' between the Mohawks of Kanesatake and Her Majesty in right of Canada and, in doing so, it ensures that certain lands constitute lands reserved for the Indians within the meaning of class 24 of section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867 but not a reserve within the meaning of the Indian Act. It also provides a framework for the exercise of jurisdiction by the Mohawks of Kanesatake over the use and development of their lands.


Canada Lands Surveys Act

Clause 24: New. The relevant portion of subsection 24(1) reads as follows:

24. (1) In this Part, ``Canada Lands'' means

    (a) any lands belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada or of which the Government of Canada has power to dispose that are situated in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or in any National Park of Canada and any lands that are