C-38 44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021, to present

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


Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Introduction and first reading on December 14, 2022 (House of Commons)


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, December 14, 2022
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 14, 2022
Second reading
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Consideration in committee
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Report stage
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Third reading
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First reading
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Second reading
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Third reading
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Legislative summary

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On 14 December 2022, the Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario introduced Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Indian Act (new registration entitlements), and it was given first reading.

Bill C-38 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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