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Modern First Nations Legislation Annotated, 2017 Edition

Modern First Nations Legislation Annotated, 2017 Edition

This book is the only complete collection of the most recent legislation affecting Aboriginal peoples rights in Canada, their lands, and their institutions.

by J. Paul Salembier (Author) , Andrew Beynon (Author) , Karl Jacques (Author) , Jeremy Bouchard (Author) , Tony Chambers (Author) , Andrew Ouchterlony (Author)

Published: November 25, 2016 / ISBN/ISSN: 9780433491583

The Definitive Resource on First Nations Legislation

If you want to give solid legal advice to Aboriginal people or make effective leadership decisions, you need the most up-to-date information on Aboriginal law in Canada. Modern First Nations Legislation Annotated, 2017 Edition is the only complete collection of the most recent Aboriginal legal issues, their lands, and their institutions.
Features and Benefits

"What's New" and "What's Next" Capturing key recent changes and anticipated developments
Introductory commentary for all legislation Providing an overview on each act and regulation
Section-by-section commentary and annotation Offering expert interpretation of the section and highlighting key cases on point

Full text of all recent Aboriginal legal issues Have all relevant legislation at your fingertips
Highlights of the 2017 Edition

Amendments to the schedules to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, the First Nations Land Management Act and the First Nations Election Act to add First Nations to those schedules, in force in early 2016
Discussion of key cases such as:

Attorney General (Canada) v Cold Lake First Nations, 2015 FC 1197, on the constitutionality of the First Nation Financial Transparency Act and hence the issue of AG's withholding of funds from Onion Lake
Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, pertaining to the "choice" provisions of the Specific Claims Tribunal Act
Waywayseecappo First Nation v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and Akisq'nuk First Nation v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, pertaining to the issue of admissibility of evidence before the Specific Claims Tribunal

Additional commentary and annotations of the Safe Drinking Water for the First Nations Act

Who Should Buy

Aboriginal lawyers who need up-to-date information on First Nations governance, reserve land transactions, taxation, and specific claims

Aboriginal band administrators, First Nations leaders, councils, negotiators and policy advisors who need guidance on the law that governs their actions

Aboriginal economic development officers, land managers and taxation officials who need to understand and comply with the standards set out in the legislation
Provincial governments and municipalities who are directly involved in negotiating land claims, municipal service agreements, or regulatory monitoring and enforcement agreements with First Nations
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development officials and other federal officials who must keep current on modern First Nations legislation to meet the Federal Government's constitutional, treaty, political, and legal responsibilities to First Nations

Non-Aboriginal residents of reserves who pay property taxes and wish to understand their rights under the new property tax regime for reserve lands

J. Paul Salembier

J. Paul Salembier, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., is a former General Counsel with the Canadian Department of Justice, in which capacity he provided advice on legislative and regulatory initiatives. Mr. Salembier spent more than three decades in government, largely spent drafting and developing regulations and statutes. He has also taught regulatory law and statutory interpretation, and currently teaches legislative drafting at Queen's University Faculty of Law. He has also authored Legal & Legislative Drafting, published by LexisNexis in 2009, and has written articles on regulatory law, legislative drafting and statutory interpretation.

Andrew Beynon, LL.B. has worked on First Nation lands and economic development for almost thirty years within and outside government. He was Canada's lead lawyer on the Nisga'a Treaty and currently works for the First Nations Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre. He has participated in the development of new legislation relevant to First Nations and has been a presenter at numerous Aboriginal Law Conferences.

Karl Jacques

Karl Jacques, LLB., is a Senior Counsel with the federal Department of Justice, in which capacity he provides advice on legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting First Nations. Mr. Jacques has more than two decades of experience as a legislative drafter and a decade of experience in aboriginal law, and has participated in the development of many regulations and statutes relating to First Nations.

Jeremy Bouchard, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is an Associate with Gowling WLG. Jeremy practises Aboriginal Law with a concentrated practice focused on Specific Claims. Prior to Gowling WLG, Jeremy practised law with the Department of Justice advising on all aspects of Specific Claims.

Tony Chambers, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., is a Legal Counsel with the federal Department of Justice, at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Legal Services. He has been involved in the interpretation and application of legislation affecting First Nations and reserve lands over the course of more than a decade of public service.

Andrew Ouchterlony, LL.B., is a Legal Counsel with the federal Department of Justice, at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Legal Services. For several years he has participated in the development and implementation of legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to First Nations.

Table of contents
About the Authors
Legislative Currency
Detailed Table of Contents
What's New
What's Next
Introduction to Modern First Nations Legislation
Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (Annotated)
Emergency Protection Orders Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act (Annotated)
First Nations Elections Act (Annotated)
First Nations Financial Transparency Act (Annotated)
First Nations Fiscal Management Act (Annotated)
Credit Enhancement Fund Use Regulations (Annotated)
Debt Reserve Fund Replenishment Regulations (Annotated)
Financing Secured by Other Revenues Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Assessment Appeal Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Assessment Inspection Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Local Revenue Law Review Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Property Assessment and Taxation (Railway Rights-of-Way) Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Rates and Expenditure Laws Timing Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Tax Commission Review Procedures Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Tax Commissioner Appointment Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Taxation Enforcement Regulations (Annotated)\
Revenue Management Implementation Regulations (Annotated)
Short-term Pooled Investment Fund Regulations (Annotated)
Statistical Data Disclosure Regulations (Annotated)
First Nations Land Management Act (Annotated)
First Nations Land Registry Regulations (Annotated)
Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management
First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act (Annotated)
Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act (Annotated)
Specific Claims Tribunal Act (Annotated)
Specific Claims Tribunal Rules of Procedure (Annotated)

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