Online survey on  the draft legislative proposal regarding upholding section 35 rights through a non-derogation clause in the federal Interpretation Act

Current status: Closed

This phase of consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples on non-derogation clauses is now closed. Visit the Non-derogation clauses web page for updates on this process.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis have long advocated for legislation to signal that all federal laws and regulations should be interpreted as upholding Aboriginal and treaty rights, as protected by s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, and not as negatively impacting (“abrogating or derogating” from) them. Many Indigenous peoples have called for a Non-Derogation Clause (NDC) in the federal Interpretation Act.

Share your views on the draft legislative proposal for including an NDC in the federal Interpretation Act.

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