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Ottawa given until Christmas to address discriminatory provisions in Indian Act

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 7:28 AM | By Luis Millan

The federal government dodged a potential crisis that would have halted Indian status registrations after the Quebec Court of Appeal begrudgingly gave Ottawa until Christmas to address sex-based discriminatory provisions in the Indian Act and complete a bill that has been held up by the Senate.

David Schulze, Montreal lawyerIn a ruling that marks the first time a Canadian appellate court has been called upon to decide whether to extend again the suspension of a judicial declaration of constitutional invalidity of a legislative provision, the Appeal...