First Nations Land Management Act
14 (1) The verifier shall, after receiving the documents referred to in subsection 13(1), certify the validity of the land code unless the verifier, after giving the First Nation a reasonable opportunity to make submissions on the matter but within 10 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:Report of ratification officer
(1.1) If a ratification officer is appointed under section 8.1, the verifier shall certify the validity of the land code only after receiving the ratification officer’s report under section 11.1. The 10-day period referred to in subsection (1) begins after the day on which the verifier receives that report.
(2) The verifier shall, without delay, send a copy of the certified land code to the First Nation and the Minister.
(3) A certified land code is deemed to have been validly approved by the First Nation.
- 1999, c. 24, s. 14
- 2012, c. 19, ss. 633(E), 652(E)
- 2018, c. 27, s. 365
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