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Nunavut Legislation

The Nunavut Act, S.C. 1993, c.28 as amended brought Nunavut into being April 1, 1999 (s.3) and provided, at s.29, that the ordinances of the Northwest Territories and "the laws made under them effective March 31, 1999 will be duplicated for Nunavut."

To accommodate modifications of N.W.T. law which were required to be in force April 1, 1999, ss. 29 and 76.05 of the Nunavut Act were amended to allow GNWT to pass certain kinds of legislation on Nunavut's behalf.  These powers were exercised in packages of "Division Legislation" which received Royal Assent December 9th, 1998  (6th Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly) and March 29th, 1999 (7th Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly).

After April 1, 1999, only legislative amendments made by the Nunavut Legislative Assembly apply to legislation inherited from the N.W.T. Amendments to NWT legislation after April 1, 1999 DO NOT APPLY to Nunavut except where specifically indicated.

Citing Nunavut Legislation


Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
Nunavut Bills
(available on the Legislative Assembly web site until passage of 3d reading)

Nunavut Legislation
(maintained by the GN Department of Justice, Legislation Division)

PUBLIC ACCESS TO NUNAVUT'S LEGISLATION
(Announced Nov.2005)

Legislation Division is pleased to announce the launch of the new Department of Justice and Legislation Division websites. The Legislation Division website includes:

  • all Acts made in Nunavut, in English, French and Inuktitut
  • the Nunavut Gazette, in English and French
  • numerous reference tables to assist users in finding relevant material
  • consolidations of Acts and regulations, current to April 1, 1999, which include the legislation duplicated for Nunavut on division and the Flag of Nunavut Act
  • more current consolidations prepared by Legislation Division since April 1, 1999, in English, French and Inuktitut

All general information on the new Website is in Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, French and English. Other material, such as Acts and regulations, is included on the Website to the extent that material is available in the particular language. For instance, all Acts made in Nunavut since April 1, 1999 are in Inuktitut as well as English and French.

In the future, Legislation Division plans to add more reference tables and up to date consolidations, and is also looking for a more effective search engine.

The Department of Justice is pleased to be able to provide this information to the public without charge. Legislation Division will continually add new material to the Website in an effort towards providing more public access to the laws of Nunavut.

 

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