4. Notwithstanding section 3, the Government may, so long as the lands contemplated therein have not been delimited in conformity with the said section, delimit them provisionally by a special order made under this section, published in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The special order ceases to have effect, in whole or in part, on any date fixed by an order of the Government published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
Any reference in an act, order in council or other document to the Act respecting the land regime in the the James Bay and New Québec territories (chapter R-13.1) accompanied with the mention of one of the categories of lands contemplated in section 3 is considered a reference to the said special order, so long as it is in force. The same rule applies to any mention of the said categories of lands, in any manner whatever, in any act, order in council or document.
The Government, on the conditions it determines, may provisionally transfer to the Government of Canada the management and administration of the Category IA lands delimited under the first paragraph for the exclusive use and benefit of the Cree beneficiaries.