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Bill S-3 – Debates at the Senate and the House of Commons

15/06/2017

“What is an Indian”, Vice News Canada, 25 May 2017
https://news.vice.com/story/changes-to-canadas-indian-act-could-give-up-to-2-million-people-indian-status

The Liberal government is planning to reject an amendment to the Indian Act proposed by the Senate that could give as many as two million Indigenous people Indian status.

“Senators, government in another time-sensitive showdown — this time over the Indian Act”, National Post, 1st June 2017
http://nationalpost.com/g00/news/politics/senators-government-in-another-time-sensitive-showdown-this-time-over-fixes-to-the-indian-act/wcm/adad2da4-66ac-4a03-b2b0-91b47b78220c?i10c.referrer=

If a new law proposed last month by the Liberals doesn’t pass by July 3, problematic sections of the Act will be struck down by the Quebec Superior Court

“Feds say they can’t accept Senate changes to bill aiming to end Indian Act sexism”, The Globe and Mail, 2 June 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/senate-indian-act-sexism/article35185997/

The Senate has put the federal Liberals in the awkward position of having to preserve provisions of the Indian Act that discriminate against Indigenous women and prevent as many as two million Canadians from qualifying for the benefits that go with Indian status.

“MPs reject Senate’s changes to bill targeting sexism in the Indian Act”, CBC News, 15 June 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senate-amendment-indian-act-rejected-1.4160579

The Commons committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs has rejected a Senate amendment that sought to remove all gender-based discrimination from the Indian Act.