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First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Version of section 29 from 2023-06-20 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Mandate

 The purposes of the Commission are to

  • (a) support and protect the integrity of First Nations local revenue systems and promote common approaches to those systems as part of the Canadian fiscal framework;

  • (b) support and promote the reconciliation, in First Nations local revenue systems, of the interests of taxpayers with the responsibilities of councils to govern the affairs of First Nations;

  • (c) support and promote positive relationships between First Nations and taxpayers, including through the provision of support services for the resolution of disputes related to First Nations local revenue systems;

  • (d) assist First Nations in the exercise of their jurisdiction over local revenues;

  • (e) develop and deliver, and provide support for the development and delivery of, training and education services — and conduct research — respecting the implementation and administration of First Nations local revenue systems, respecting First Nations economic growth and respecting the evolution of local revenue systems;

  • (f) assist First Nations in growing their economies and increasing their local revenues;

  • (g) promote transparency of First Nations local revenue systems and understanding of those systems by members of First Nations, taxpayers and the public;

  • (h) conduct research and provide advice and information to the Government of Canada, including the Minister, regarding the future development and implementation of frameworks to support First Nations in exercising their jurisdiction over local revenues;

  • (i) conduct research, analyze information and provide advice to support the development, implementation and administration of First Nations local revenue systems;

  • (j) collaborate with First Nations, Indigenous institutions and organizations and all levels of government to strengthen First Nations economies and support the development of legal and administrative frameworks to promote the evolution of their jurisdiction over local revenues;

  • (k) support the negotiation, development and implementation of agreements related to First Nations local revenue systems;

  • (l) provide services to any Indigenous group named in the schedule to any regulation made under section 141; and

  • (m) collect data, publish statistical information and conduct research and analysis on matters related to the purposes set out in the other paragraphs of this section.

  • 2005, c. 9, s. 29
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 414(E)
  • 2023, c. 16, s. 13

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