Regulations and Rules (continued)
45.1 The Minister must ensure that Indigenous governments and other Indigenous governing bodies and Indigenous organizations are afforded a meaningful opportunity to collaborate in policy development leading to the making of regulations under section 45.
Marginal note:Rules — Office’s meetings and activities
46 The Office may make rules with respect to
(a) the calling of meetings of the Office, the number of persons that constitute a quorum at each meeting and the manner in which decisions are to be made; and
(b) the conduct of the activities of the Office.
Marginal note:Rules — dispute resolution and complaints
47 Subject to any regulations made under paragraph 45(a), the Office may make rules, including rules of procedure, that apply in respect of dispute resolution services or the review of complaints.
Marginal note:Rules — confidentiality
48 The Office must make rules to ensure the confidentiality of the information the Office receives in confidence in the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties and functions.
Marginal note:Five-year review
49 (1) Within five years after the day on which this section comes into force and every five years after that, the Minister must cause to be conducted an independent review of this Act, of its administration and operation, of any agreements or arrangements made under section 9 and of the activities of the Office. The review must be conducted by a person or body appointed by the Minister in consultation with the Office.
(2) The person or body that conducts the review must submit to the Minister a report setting out their conclusions and recommendations, including
(a) any measures that would contribute to the fulfilment of the objectives of this Act; and
(b) any changes to this Act in relation to, among other things, the mandate or the activities of the Office or the agreements or arrangements made under section 9.
(2.1) Before submitting the report to the Minister, the person or body that conducts the review must consult with a variety of Indigenous governments and other Indigenous governing bodies and a variety of Indigenous organizations concerning the conclusions and recommendations that should be included in the report.
Marginal note:Tabling in Parliament
(3) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the day on which the report is received.
Marginal note:Referral to committee
(4) After it is tabled, the report stands referred to the committee of the Senate, the House of Commons or both Houses of Parliament that may be designated or established for the purpose of reviewing the report.
Marginal note:Three-year review
49.1 As soon as feasible after the third anniversary of the day on which this section comes into force and after each subsequent third anniversary, a review of this Act and of its administration and operation is to be commenced by a committee of the Senate, of the House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament that may be designated or established for that purpose.
Coming into Force
Marginal note:Order in council
Return to footnote *[Note: Sections 1 to 11, 13, 13.1, 16, 18 and 19 in force August 29, 2019, sections 12, 14, 15, 17 and 20 to 49.1 in force October 1, 2020, see SI/2019-93.]
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