Marginal note:Statutory Instruments Act
APPLICATION OF LAWS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Marginal note:Incorporation by reference
15. To the extent that a law of British Columbia does not apply of its own force to the Tsawwassen First Nation, Tsawwassen Members, Tsawwassen Lands, the Tsawwassen Government, Tsawwassen Public Institutions or Tsawwassen Corporations because of the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of Parliament set out in Class 24 of section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867, that law applies to it or to them by virtue of this section, in accordance with the Agreement and subject to this Act and any other Act of Parliament.
Marginal note:Judicial notice of Agreements
16. (1) Judicial notice shall be taken of the Agreement and the Tax Treatment Agreement.
Marginal note:Publication of Agreements
(2) The Agreement and the Tax Treatment Agreement shall be published by the Queen’s Printer.
(3) A copy of the Agreement or the Tax Treatment Agreement published by the Queen’s Printer is evidence of that agreement and of its contents, and a copy purporting to be published by the Queen’s Printer is deemed to be so published, unless the contrary is shown.
Marginal note:Judicial notice of Tsawwassen Laws
17. (1) Judicial notice shall be taken of Tsawwassen Laws.
Marginal note:Evidence of Tsawwassen laws
(2) A copy of a Tsawwassen Law purporting to be deposited in a public registry of laws referred to in subclause 16.a of Chapter 16 of the Agreement is evidence of that law and of its contents, unless the contrary is shown.
Marginal note:Orders and regulations
18. The Governor in Council may make any orders and regulations that are necessary for the purpose of carrying out any of the provisions of the Agreement or of the Tax Treatment Agreement.
Marginal note:Chapters 21 and 24 of Agreement
19. Despite subsection 4(1), Chapters 21 and 24 of the Agreement are deemed to have effect as of December 8, 2006.
Marginal note:Notice of issues arising
20. (1) If an issue arises in any judicial or administrative proceeding in respect of the interpretation or validity of the Agreement, or the validity or applicability of this Act, the British Columbia Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Act or any Tsawwassen Law, then the issue shall not be decided until the party raising the issue has served notice on the Attorney General of Canada, the Attorney General of British Columbia and the Tsawwassen First Nation.
Marginal note:Content of notice
(2) The notice shall
(a) describe the judicial or administrative proceeding;
(b) specify what the issue arises in respect of;
(c) state the day on which the issue is to be argued;
(d) give particulars necessary to show the point to be argued; and
(e) be served at least 14 days before the day of argument, unless the court or tribunal authorizes a shorter period.
Marginal note:Participation in proceedings
(3) In any judicial or administrative proceeding to which subsection (1) applies, the Attorney General of Canada, the Attorney General of British Columbia and the Tsawwassen First Nation may appear and participate in the proceeding as parties with the same rights as any other party.
(4) For greater certainty, subsections (2) and (3) do not require that an oral hearing be held if one is not otherwise required.
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