Senate hears from CBA on Indian Act amendments

  • November 30, 2016

In an appearance before the Senate on Nov. 29, the CBA says Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act, is on track to effectively remove gender inequities from the Indian Act. However, a piece meal approach has not proved effective in the past and the CBA urges more time to consider all the ramifications this time around.  

Previous governments have attempted partial fixes, but each time other forms of gender inequity remain in the Indian Status system. The CBA urges the government to take a comprehensive approach this time, and cautions that as more people become entitled to Indian Status as a result of legislative changes, bands will need resources to handle the increase.

David Taylor, Executive Member of the Aboriginal Law Section, appeared on behalf of the CBA.

Read the submission.