Proposal in support of the province's review of the Far North Act

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 3/16
O. Reg. 117/11
O. Reg. 21/11
Instrument Type:
Bill or Act:
Far North Act, 2010
Summary of Decision:
Based on feedback received through engagement, we have decided to withdraw the proposal to repeal the Far North Act, 2010. We are now proposing to refocus the Act with proposed amendments to provisions that may hinder economic development and enhancing provisions that encourage collaboration with First Nations in the Far North regarding land use planning.

The new proposal can be reviewed and commented on through the Environmental Registry ( on notice 019-2684 (
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
February 25, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to repeal the Far North Act. If a decision is made to repeal the Act, the Ministry proposes to retain completed land use plans through amendments to the Public Lands Act and to enable completion of plans at an advanced planning stage for a time-limited period.
Contact Address:
MNRF - Far North Branch
421 James Street South
1st Floor
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 2V6
Effective Date:
November 30, 2020