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Order of the Legislative Assembly of the Tla’amin Nation

Legislative Assembly Order No.: TNO-LA 12/2020

Approved and Ordered: September 16, 2020

ORDER

WHEREAS

  1. Section 13(4) of the Election Law provides that “The elections officer may make any decision or rule to deal with any matter or issue not addressed or inadequately addressed by this Law to protect the integrity of the election within generally accepted standards for the conduct of elections.”
  2. The elections officer has determined that the election cannot safely proceed as scheduled on September 19, 2020 and has recommended that it be postponed.
  3. Section 24(3) of the Government Law provides that “The Legislative Assembly may make any rule it considers appropriate in circumstances where a question of order, practice, ceremony, or procedure of the Legislative Assembly arises that
    a) involves a matter that is related to, but not covered by, this Law;
    b) relates to matters not provided for, or inadequately provided for, in the regulations; and
    c) in the opinion of the Legislative Assembly, results from special circumstances and must be addressed on an emergency basis.”
  4. Pursuant to its authority under the Government Law, the Tla’amin Nation has declared a Local State of Emergency.
  5. Tla’amin laws and regulations do not expressly provide for the postponement of an election.
    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT
  6. The Tla’amin Nation general election scheduled for September 19, 2020 is
    postponed to October 17, 2020.
  7. The current elected officials of the Tla’amin Government will remain in office with no change in powers, duties or functions until no later than 10 business days following the election on October 17, 2020.

    Authority
    This Legislative Assembly Order is made under the authority of the Election Law and
    Government Law.

    Signed by Hegus Clint Williams on behalf of the
    Legislative Assembly of the Tla’amin Nation

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