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Bill S-6 – An Act Respecting the Election and Term of Office of Chiefs and Councillors of Certain First Nations and the Composition of Council of Those First Nations

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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FEDERAL LEGISLATION
  • Bill S-6, An Act Respecting the Election and Term of Office of Chiefs and Councillors of Certain First Nations and the Composition of Council of those First Nations.
  • Bill S-16, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco)
  • Bill C-302, An Act Respecting Louis Riel.
  • Bill C-428, An Act to Amend the Indian Act (Publication of By-Laws) and to Provide for its Replacement.

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