An Act to amend the Indian Act (election of chiefs and councils)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Leon Benoit  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of March 21, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Indian ActRoutine Proceedings

March 21st, 2001 / 3:30 p.m.
See context

Canadian Alliance

Leon Benoit Canadian Alliance Lakeland, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-307, an act to amend the Indian Act (election of chiefs and councils).

Mr. Speaker, I am indeed delighted to introduce this bill which would ensure that Elections Canada monitors elections of chiefs and councils on reserves right across the country. Many people who live on reserves have expressed to me a concern about the elections of chiefs and councils on their reserves. All the bill would do is ensure that elections would be fair and votes would be respected, and it would do so in a logical way by having Elections Canada monitor the elections.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)