List of acts
What is an Act?
An Act refers to written laws, or statutes, that are enacted by Parliament.
What is a Bill?
Draft legislation is referred to as a bill. Bills are introduced to Parliament and require the assent of the House of Commons, the Senate and the Crown to become law. There are two main types of bills: public and private. In general, a public bill is concerned with matters of public policy, while a private bill relates to matters of a particular interest or benefit to a person or persons, including corporations.
What Information is Available?
Find out more about the Acts and Bills that affect INAC, including information about recent attempts to repeal or reform the Indian Act.
List of Acts
The Minister has the sole responsibility to Parliament for the following Acts:
The Minister shares responsibility to Parliament with another federal minister for the following Acts:
|Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention ActFootnote 5||R.S.C., 1985, c. A-12|
|Canada Lands Surveys ActFootnote 6||R.S.C., 1985, c. L-6|
|Canada Oil and Gas Operations ActFootnote 7||R.S.C., 1985, c. O-7|
|Canada Petroleum Resources ActFootnote 8||R.S.C., 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.)|
The Minister shares responsibility for the following Acts with a provincial government:
|Alberta Natural Resources Act||S.C., 1930, c. 3|
|British Columbia Indian Reserves Mineral Resources Act||S.C., 1943–44, c. 19|
|Manitoba Natural Resources Act||R.S., 1930, c. 29|
|Manitoba Supplementary Provisions Act||R.S.C., 1927, c. 124|
|Natural Resources Transfer (School Lands) Amendment Act - (Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan)||S.C., 1960–61, c. 62|
|Railway Belt Act||R.S.C., 1927, c. 116|
|The Railway Belt and Peace River Block Act||S.C., 1930, c. 37|
|Railway Belt Water Act||R.S., 1927, c. 211; 1928, cc.. 6, 44|
|Saskatchewan Natural Resources ActFootnote 9||S.C., 1930, c. 41|
|Saskatchewan Natural Resources ActsFootnote 10||S.C., 1931, c. 51|
For more information
- Guide for Developing and Implementing Interpretation Policies
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting With Canadians websites.