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Name: Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act [2010, c. 18].
Country: Canada
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment; Indigenous and tribal peoples
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2010-12-15
Entry into force:
ISN: CAN-2010-L-89044
Bibliography: Legislation on-line in French and English Legislation on-line in French and English Department of Justice, Canada PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2012-01-12)
Abstract/Citation: This enactment provides a new entitlement to Indian registration in response to the decision in McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs) that was issued by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia on April 6, 2009.

The case found that it was unconstitutional to allow registration of a person as an Indian based on paternal and excluding maternal descent. The Indian Act is modified to allow for registration under both the maternal and paternal lines.
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