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First Nations Land Management Act

Version of section 14 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-06-28:

Marginal note:Certification

  •  (1) The verifier shall, after receiving a copy of the land code and the declaration, certify the validity of the land code unless the verifier, after giving the first nation and the Minister a reasonable opportunity to make submissions on the matter but within ten days after the conclusion of the vote, is of the opinion that

    • (a) the community approval process confirmed under paragraph 8(1)(a) was not followed or the community approval was otherwise irregular; and

    • (b) the land code might not have been approved but for that irregularity.

  • Marginal note:Transmittal

    (2) The verifier shall, without delay, send a copy of the certified land code to the first nation and the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (3) A certified land code is deemed to have been validly approved by the first nation.

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