Court Stops Enforcement of First Nations Financial Transparency Act – First People’s Law

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Court Stops Enforcement of First Nations Financial Transparency Act – First People’s Law

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2015230 Views

There’s a lot of interest in Friday’s court decision on the enforcement of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. Here’s a brief summary.

Sawridge First Nation and Onion Lake Cree Nation sought to either completely stop the federal government from enforcing the Act or stop enforcement until two legal challenges to the legislation are heard.

The Court decided that because of the seriousness of the issues (the legal challenges are based on Aboriginal and treaty rights) and the need for a full evidentiary record, the federal government should not be allowed to enforce the Act while the two legal challenges are pending. Consequently, the Court granted a stay of the federal government’s enforcement efforts.

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