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MINISTERIAL ORDER

No. 2017-32

LABOUR

Office of the Minister

 

 

WHEREAS the Government of Canada and certain First Nations are in the process of negotiating settlements related to agricultural benefits (Agricultural Benefits Settlement Agreements);

 

AND WHEREAS, certain First Nations intend to make a one-time per capita distribution payment equally to their members from the settlement proceeds related to the Agricultural Benefits Settlement Agreements;

 

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to section 1(1)(r) of Schedule 2 of the Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation (the Regulation) under the Income and Employment Supports Act, a payment of a non-recurring nature received from a First Nation that is paid equally to each member on the First Nationís band list is exempt from the determination of financial resources;

 

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to section 2(1)(o.2) of Schedule 1 of the Regulation, the Minister may exempt an asset or liquid asset that was purchased or obtained with money exempted under section 1(1)(r) of Schedule 2 of the Regulation for the purpose of determining assets;

 

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to Ministerial Order No. 2017-26, only payments and assets purchased with payments received by Treaty 8 First Nation members as a result of an Agricultural Benefits Settlement Agreement were exempted from the determination of financial resources and assets;

 

I, CHRISTINA GRAY, Minister of Labour:

1.      exempt an asset or liquid asset purchased or obtained with money from a non-recurring, equal payment received by First Nation band members from the First Nation as a result of an Agricultural Benefits Settlement Agreement with the Government of Canada for the purpose of determining assets; and

2.      rescind Ministerial Order No. 2017-26

 

 

DATED at Edmonton, Alberta this 12 day of October, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 


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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minister of Labour