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Northwest Territories Act

Version of section 65 from 2014-12-16 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Council

  •  (1) Despite subsection 11(1), the members of the Council — as defined in section 2 of the former Act — who are in office immediately before the coming into force of section 1 continue in office as members of the Legislative Assembly for the remainder of the period provided under subsection 9(3) of the former Act, but the Commissioner may dissolve the Legislative Assembly before then.

  • Marginal note:Extension of period of Legislative Assembly

    (2) Despite subsection (1), if the election period for the first general election after the coming into force of section 1 would overlap with the election period for a general election to be held under subsection 56.1(2) or section 56.2 of the Canada Elections Act, the period during which the members referred to in subsection (1) continue in office as members of the Legislative Assembly may be extended until five years from the date fixed for the return of the writs at the last general election under the former Act, but the Commissioner may dissolve the Legislative Assembly before then.

  • 2014, c. 2, s. 2 "65", c. 39, s. 224

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