Marginal note:Chairmanship of meeting
34. (1) The chief or, in his absence, the deputy chief shall act as chairman at council meetings.
(2) In the event that both the chief and deputy chief are unable to act as chairman at a council meeting, the council shall designate another councillor to so act.
35. (1) The approval of any matter by a council requires the affirmative votes of the majority of the council members present when the vote is taken, subject to subsection (2) and subsection 38(5).
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), in any vote, where a council member present does not indicate either an affirmative vote or a negative vote or an abstention, he shall be deemed to have voted in the affirmative.
Marginal note:Where tied vote
(3) In the event of a tied vote, the chairman may, except where disqualified from voting under section 38, cast a second vote to determine the question.
Marginal note:Inuit of Fort George
36. (1) For any period during which the council of the Chisasibi Band does not include an Inuk of Fort George, the Inuit of Fort George are entitled to have one Inuk of Fort George present as an observer at meetings of the council of the Chisasibi Band.
Marginal note:Regulations respecting Inuk observer
(2) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the manner of selection and term and tenure of the Inuk observer referred to in subsection (1).
Marginal note:Rights of Inuk observer
(3) The Inuk observer selected pursuant to this section and the regulations shall be notified of, and has the right to attend, all council meetings, and has the right to participate in the deliberations of the council, as if he were a council member, but he does not have the right to vote.
Marginal note:When council must meet
37. (1) A council shall meet at least once in every calendar quarter.
Marginal note:Meetings public
(2) Subject to subsection (3), council meetings shall be open to the public.
(3) The chairman of a council meeting may cause to be expelled and excluded from that meeting any person whom he considers guilty of improper conduct at the meeting.
Marginal note:Conflict of interest
38. (1) A council member shall disclose to the council any pecuniary interest that he has in any matter before the council and shall not take part in deliberations of the council on that matter or vote on that matter.
Marginal note:Where disagreement
(2) Where a disagreement arises as to whether a council member has a pecuniary interest in a matter before the council, the council shall decide by vote whether the council member has such an interest, and the council member in question may not take part in that vote.
(3) Where the council decides pursuant to subsection (2) that a council member has a pecuniary interest in a matter before the council, the council member in question shall not take part in deliberations of the council on that matter or vote on that matter.
Marginal note:Where chairman is disqualified
(4) Where, pursuant to this section, the chairman is prohibited from taking part in deliberations and from voting, he may nevertheless continue to act as chairman.
Marginal note:Effect of disqualification
(5) A council member who, pursuant to this section, is disqualified from taking part in deliberations and from voting shall be considered not to be present for the purposes of
(a) determining a quorum under subsection 33(1) or (2); and
(b) determining a majority under subsection 35(1).
(6) A council member who contravenes subsection (1) or (3) is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:Application of section to Inuk observer
(7) This section, in so far as it is applicable to an Inuk observer referred to in section 36, applies to such an observer as if he were a council member.
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