The Supreme Court of Canada, in a decision about the ownership of seabed mineral rights off BC and on the legislative jurisdiction over these rights, decided in 1967 that Parliament, not the BC legislature, owned the territorial seabed adjacent to that province and enjoyed exclusive legislative jurisdiction by virtue of the Constitution Act, 1867 (s91.1A), ie, Parliament's residuary power. Rights in the territorial sea derive from international law and Canada is the sovereign state recognized by international law. BC could not claim the rights of the Continental Shelf either, according to the rights under international law defined in the Geneva Convention (1958).
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, Gérald A.. "Offshore Mineral Rights Reference". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 13 February 2015, Historica Canada. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/offshore-mineral-rights-reference. Accessed 19 January 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, G., Offshore Mineral Rights Reference (2015). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/offshore-mineral-rights-reference
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, Gérald A., "Offshore Mineral Rights Reference". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited February 13, 2015. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/offshore-mineral-rights-reference
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, Gérald A.. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Offshore Mineral Rights Reference", Last Edited February 13, 2015, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/offshore-mineral-rights-reference
Offshore Mineral Rights Reference
|Article by||Gérald A. Beaudoin|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||February 13, 2015|