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Senate Government Bill
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019
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An Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux c. Canada (Procureur général)
Statute of Canada
2017, c. 25
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2017-12-12)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Bill S-3 – Indian Act amendments (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). Canadian Bar Association. November 2016
  • Position Paper on Bill S-3: An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration) (only available in English). Indigenous Bar Association.
  • Projet de loi S-3 – modification de la Loi sur les Indiens (élimination des iniquités fondées sur le sexe en matière d’inscription). Association du Barreau canadien. novembre 2016
  • The heart of sexism in the Indian Act. Penni Mitchell. Herizons, 31(1):5, Summer 2017
  • Why is Trudeau government opposing Charter equality for Indigenous women? . Pamela D. Palmater (Pamela Doris). The Lawyer's Daily, 2017
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