WHAT: Bill S-6 will amend the rules and regulations respecting First Nations elections under the Indian Act. The Bill will not affect First Nations that have adopted customary election rules and First Nations governed by the election rules under the Indian Act will have the authority to opt-out of the rules prescribed by the Bill.
WHO: The Bill is sponsored by the Leader of the Government in the Senate – Marjory Lebreton
WHERE: Introduced in the Senate
WHEN: First Reading on December 6, 2011
LEGISinfo link to Bill S-6: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=5307346
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