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Bill S-3 – Motions for an extension


“Plaintiffs in landmark Indian Act court case side with Senate, seek deadline extension”, National Post, 14 June 2017

The government is rushing an Indian Act update through the Commons because of a court-mandated July 3 deadline, but it isn’t asking for an extension despite the court’s apparent openness to the idea and the plaintiffs’ motion to that effect.

“Ottawa passes on extension for bill to remove sexism from Indian Act”, The Globe and Mail, 14 June 2017

The federal Liberal government is passing up the chance to request an extension to a court-ordered deadline to remove sexist elements of the Indian Act, despite pleas from senators and others who say more time is needed to fix the legislation that leaves some sexism in the Act untouched.

“With House, Senate disagreeing over bill, judge rules against deadline extension for Indian Act changes”, National Post, 20 June 2017

After the July 3 deadline, status registration under the Indian Act will grind to a halt unless new laws are in place.

“Quebec judge won’t extend deadline for Indian Act changes – for now”, Legal Feeds, 22 June 2017

The Superior Court of Québec dismissed a motion by the plaintiffs in a sexual discrimination case to extend Parliament’s deadline for passing a bill to amend the Indian Act.

“Status registration could halt next week as judge refuses to grant government more time to fix Indian Act”, National Post, 29 June 2017

A freeze on new Indian status registrations could begin late next week after a Quebec judge ruled against granting parliament more time to get its act together.