Bill 73, Representation Amendment Act (Wahnapitae First Nation), 2016

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Bill 73                                                          2016

An Act to amend the Representation Act, 2015 to include Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11 in the electoral district of Nickel Belt rather than in the electoral district of Timiskaming-Cochrane

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

   1.  (1)  Item 3, “Nickel Belt”, in the Schedule to the Representation Act, 2015 is amended by striking out “All of the Territorial District of Sudbury, EXCEPTING those parts described as follows:” in the portion after the heading “SECONDLY:” and substituting “All of the Territorial District of Sudbury, EXCEPTING those parts described as follows, other than that part forming Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11:”.

   (2)  Item 10, “Timiskaming-Cochrane”, in the Schedule to the Act is amended by striking out “All that part of the Territorial District of Sudbury lying easterly” in the portion after the heading “THIRDLY:” and substituting “All that part of the Territorial District of Sudbury, other than that part forming Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11, lying easterly”.

Commencement

   2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   3.  The short title of this Act is the Representation Amendment Act (Wahnapitae First Nation), 2016.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Schedule to the Representation Act, 2015, which sets out the 11 northern electoral districts in Ontario. The amendments change the boundaries of two electoral districts so that the Wahnapitae First Nation’s reserve, known as Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11, is included in the electoral district of Nickel Belt rather than in the electoral district of Timiskaming-Cochrane.

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