Naskapi and the Cree-Naskapi Commission Act
Marginal note:Returning Officers
71 (1) Each band shall appoint a person who is not a council member of that band as Returning Officer, and shall fix his tenure and term of office.
Marginal note:Deputy and Assistant Returning Officers
(2) The Returning Officer of each band shall appoint a Deputy Returning Officer and may appoint such Assistant Returning Officers as are necessary to assist him in the performance of his duties.
Marginal note:Absence, etc., of Returning Officer
(3) Where the Returning Officer of a band is absent or incapacitated or the office of Returning Officer is vacant, the Deputy Returning Officer of the band has and may exercise all the powers and duties of the Returning Officer.
Marginal note:Absence, etc., of both Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer
(4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of both the Returning Officer and the Deputy Returning Officer of a band or if both such offices are vacant, the band secretary has and may exercise all the powers and duties of the Returning Officer of the band.
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