The present Act validates the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and Westbank First Nation of 3 October 2003. In particular, section 3 establishes that the Agreement is approved and has the force of law. The text – consisting of 22 sections – deals with the following aspects: effect of Agreement, interpretation, application of other Acts, legal proceedings, general provisions.
Implemented by: Westbank First Nation Land Registry Regulations (SOR/2007-232). (2007-11-05)
Implements: Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and Westbank First Nation. (2003-10-03)
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A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest international border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec.
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