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Notice of Proposed Local Revenue Laws and Invitation to Make Representations and Notice of Public Meeting

Category: under or relating to federal First Nations legislation; First Nation laws and by-laws; policy, procedure or standard
Band / First Nation: Tsuu T'ina Nation
Date: June 08, 2018

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THIS NOTICE is given pursuant to section 6 of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (the “FMA”).

The Tsuut’ina Nation (the “Nation”) proposes to enact the Tsuut’ina Nation Property Taxation Law, 2018 and the Tsuut’ina Nation Property Assessment Law, 2018 (together, the “Proposed Laws”).

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED LAWS:  The Proposed Laws are a property assessment law made under the authority of section 5(1)(a)(i) of the FMA, and a property taxation law made under the general authority of section 5(1)(a) of the FMA.  The property assessment law provides for the assessment and valuation of interests in land in the First Nation’s reserve lands, and includes provisions for appointing assessors, inspecting property, preparing assessment rolls, and mailing assessment notices.  This law includes a process for reconsideration of assessments and for a right of appeal to an assessment review board.  The property taxation law establishes a taxation regime that taxes interests in land in the reserve, and includes provisions for exemptions, grants, preparing tax rolls and tax notices, the levy of penalties and interest on unpaid taxes, and the collection and enforcement of unpaid taxes.  A copy of the Proposed Laws may be obtained from the First Nation at the address set out below.

WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS: The Council of the Nation invites written representations regarding the Proposed Laws.  If you wish to make a written representation, your written representation must be received by the Nation at the address set out below on or before 4:00 PM, July, 9, 2018.  Council will consider all written representations received in accordance with this Notice before enacting the Proposed Laws.

PUBLIC MEETING: Council of the First Nation will review the Proposed Laws at two public meetings to be held on June 21, 2018, at 1:00 and 6:00 PM at Veteran’s Hall, 9911 Chiila Blvd., Tsuut’ina AB, T2W 6H6. 

ADDRESS AND CONTACT PERSON:  For further information or questions regarding the Proposed Laws or this Notice or the public meeting, please contact: Alison Heavenfire – Director, Legislative Procedures and Technical Services, at 9911 Chiila Blvd., Tsuut’ina AB, T2W 6H6, by telephone at (403)238-6414 or by email at

Dated:  June 8, 2018

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