Naskapi and the Cree-Naskapi Commission Act
Marginal note:Cession must be approved by referendum
144 (1) A cession requires the approval of the electors of the band in a referendum in which at least sixty-five per cent of the electors of the band vote in favour of the cession.
Marginal note:Notice of referendum
(2) At least thirty days prior to the day fixed for a referendum in which a proposed cession is to be voted on, a notice described in subsection (3)
(a) must be delivered to all holders of registered rights or interests in or on the land subject to the proposed cession by personal service or by registered mail to the holder’s address that is registered in the land registry office; and
(b) must be posted on the band’s Category IA or IA-N land at a public place designated by the band.
Marginal note:Contents of notice
(3) The notice referred to in subsection (2) must clearly state that a proposed cession is to be voted on in the referendum, and must clearly set out
(a) the time and place of the referendum;
(b) a reasonably accurate description of the land subject to the proposed cession; and
(c) the principal terms and conditions of the proposed cession.
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