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Sections 1 to 11, 13, 13.1, 16, 18 and 19 of the Indigenous Languages Act, SC 2019, c 23, are proclaimed into force August 29, 2019 (PC 2019-1289).
Sections 12, 14, 15, 17 and 20 to 49.1 of the Indigenous Languages Act, SC 2019, c 23, are proclaimed into force on the earlier of October 1, 2020 and the day on which a Commissioner is appointed under section 13 of the Indigenous Languages Act (PC 2019-1289).
According to the summary of the Act:
The enactment … establishes the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages and sets out its composition. The Office’s mandate and powers, duties and functions include:
(a) supporting the efforts of Indigenous peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages;
(b) promoting public awareness of, among other things, the richness and diversity of Indigenous languages;
(c) undertaking research or studies in respect of the provision of funding for the purposes of supporting Indigenous languages and in respect of the use of Indigenous languages in Canada;
(d) providing services, including mediation or other culturally appropriate services, to facilitate the resolution of disputes; and
(e) submitting to the Minister of Canadian Heritage an annual report on, among other things, the use and vitality of Indigenous languages in Canada and the adequacy of funding provided by the Government of Canada for initiatives related to Indigenous languages.
Division 19 of Part 4 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, SC 2018, c 27, is proclaimed into force August 27, 2019 (PC 2019-1223). The enactment affects the Addition of Lands to Reserves and Reserve Creation Act, SC 2018, c.27.