Nunavut officially takes over land, resource responsibilities from feds

By Emma Tranter
CBC News
January 18, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Justin Trudeau & PJ Akeeagok

Nearly 25 years after Nunavut became a territory, it has signed a final agreement with the government of Canada to have the final say over a long list of decisions that were, until now, usually made in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Nunavut Tunngavik president Aluki Kotierk signed the agreement at a ceremony in Iqaluit. It’s the largest land transfer in Canada’s history — two million square kilometres of land and water. …The agreement officially begins April 1, and the parties will have until April 2027 to get it all done. …Nunavut first become a territory in 1999, and has slowly been negotiating with the federal government. One final area to be negotiated for Nunavut was land and water management, which covers resource development. …It will also give the Nunavut government greater authority to collect royalties from development projects.

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