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Indian Act

Version of section 86 from 2014-12-16 to 2022-09-22:

Marginal note:Publication of by-laws

  •  (1) The council of a band shall publish a copy of every by-law made by the council under this Act on an Internet site, in the First Nations Gazette or in a newspaper that has general circulation on the reserve of the band, whichever the council considers appropriate in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Copies of by-laws

    (2) The council of a band shall, on request by any person, provide to the person a copy of a by-law made by the council.

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (3) For greater certainty, publishing a by-law on an Internet site in accordance with subsection (1) does not discharge the council of a band from its obligation under subsection (2) to provide a copy of the by-law to any person who requests one.

  • Marginal note:Coming into force

    (4) A by-law made by the council of a band under this Act comes into force on the day on which it is first published under subsection (1) or on any later day specified in the by-law.

  • Marginal note:Duration of publication —  Internet site

    (5) A by-law that is published on an Internet site under subsection (1) must remain accessible in that manner for the period during which it is in force.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-5, s. 86
  • 2014, c. 38, s. 9
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