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Indigenous Languages Act (S.C. 2019, c. 23)

Act current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2019-08-29. Previous Versions

Office of Commissioner of Indigenous Languages (continued)

Annual Report (continued)

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Marginal note:Tabling in Parliament

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     (1) The Minister must cause a copy of the Office’s 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.

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    Marginal note:Referral to committee

    (2) 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.

Regulations and Rules

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Marginal note:Regulation-making powers

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     (1) Following consultations by the Minister with the Office, a variety of Indigenous governments and other Indigenous governing bodies and a variety of Indigenous organizations in order to take into account the unique circumstances and needs of Indigenous groups, communities and peoples, the Governor in Council may make regulations

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      (a) respecting complaints referred to in section 27, including

      • (i) the filing of complaints, including the conditions that must be met before complaints may be filed,

      • (ii) the review of complaints, and

      • (iii) the reports made after conducting the review of complaints, including the type of recommendations that may be made in those reports, the period of time within which the reports must be completed and the persons or entities to which the reports must be provided;

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      (a.1) respecting procedures for consultations required under this Act as well as for the negotiation of agreements or arrangements under sections 8 and 9;

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      (a.2) for the purpose of section 10.1,

      • (i) specifying the services to which access may be provided in an Indigenous language and the region in which a federal institution or its agent or mandatary may provide access to those services in that language,

      • (ii) defining the expression “provide access to services”, and

      • (iii) defining the expressions “capacity” and “demand” and specifying the circumstances in which a federal institution or its agent or mandatary has the capacity to provide access to services in an Indigenous language and those in which demand for access to services in that language is sufficient;

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      (b) specifying other information to be included in the annual report for the purposes of paragraph 43(2)(d); and

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      (c) generally, for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.

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    Marginal note:Distinctions-based approach

    (2) The regulations made under paragraph (1)(a.2) may provide definitions and requirements that vary depending on

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      (a) the Indigenous language in question;

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      (b) the use and vitality of that language;

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      (c) the unique circumstances and needs of an Indigenous group, community or people that uses that language;

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      (d) the region where that language is used; and

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      (e) the federal institution or its agent or mandatary that may provide access to services in that language.

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Marginal note:Collaboration

 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.

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Marginal note:Rules — Office’s meetings and activities

 The Office may make rules with respect to

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    (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

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    (b) the conduct of the activities of the Office.

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Marginal note:Rules — dispute resolution and complaints

 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.

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Marginal note:Rules — confidentiality

 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.

Independent Review

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Marginal note:Five-year review

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     (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.

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    Marginal note:Report

    (2) The person or body that conducts the review must submit to the Minister a report setting out their conclusions and recommendations, including

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      (a) any measures that would contribute to the fulfilment of the objectives of this Act; and

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      (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.

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    Marginal note:Consultations

    (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.

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    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.

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    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.

Parliamentary Review

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Marginal note:Three-year review

 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

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Footnote * The provisions of this Act come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Return to footnote *[Note: Sections 1 to 11, 13, 13.1, 16, 18 and 9 in force August 29, 2019, see SI/2019-93.]

 
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