An Act to amend the Indian Act (new registration entitlements)


Patty Hajdu  Liberal


Second reading (House), as of Dec. 14, 2022

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This enactment amends the Indian Act to provide, among other things, new entitlements to registration in the Indian Register in response to the challenge of certain provisions of the Act under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Nicholas v. Canada (Attorney General) and that the persons who have become so entitled also have the right to have their names entered in a Band List maintained in the Department of Indigenous Services.


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Indian ActRoutine Proceedings

December 14th, 2022 / 4:30 p.m.
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Thunder Bay—Superior North Ontario


Patty Hajdu LiberalMinister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

moved for leave to introduce Bill C‑38, An Act to amend the Indian Act (new registration entitlements).

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