FEDERAL BILL

Bill S-3, An Act To Amend The Indian Act (elimination Of Sex-based Inequities In Registration)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS ONE STATUTE

Royal Assent
December 12, 2017


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Indian Act to provide new entitlements to registration in the Indian Register in response to the decision in Descheneaux c. Canada (Procureur général) that was rendered by the Superior Court of Quebec on August 3, 2015, and to provide that the persons who become so entitled also have the right to have their name entered in a Band List maintained by t... (Click for more)


Published on December 13, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill S-3, An Act To Amend The Indian Act (elimination Of Sex-based Inequities In Registration)

SUMMARY







This enactment amends the Indian Act to provide new entitlements to registration in the Indian Register in response to the decision in Descheneaux c. Canada (Procureur général) that was rendered by the Superior Court of Quebec on August 3, 2015, and to provide that the persons who become so entitled also have the right to have their name entered in a Band List maintained by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. This enactment requires the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs to initiate consultations on issues related to registration and band membership and to conduct reviews on sex-based inequities under the Indian Act, and to report to Parliament on those activities.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Indian Act R.S.C., 1985, c. I-5

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