Drafting of Regulations for the implementation of the Administrative Tribunal
Written by Paul on February 11, 2020
The Justice Services Division of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has submitted an application to create regulations for the implementation of the Administrative Tribunal pursuant to the Kahnawà:ke Justice Act. A Technical Drafting Committee will be writing these regulations and then consult with the community.
Kevin Fleischer is the Commissioner of Justice of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke describes the responsibilities of the Tribunal: it’s “An adjudicator or panel of adjudicators charged with reviewing decisions of the administrative branch of government and where appropriate to correct an error or fault. In practice the Tribunal can be thought of as a sort of administrative court to hear and decide certain issues dealing with decisions by our local government and related entities.”
According to Fleischer, stakeholders and community members will be encouraged to participate in the consultation process: “during the consultation process I expect that we will meet with different stakeholders and community members will give their feedback on how they think the Tribunal should operate and function.”
The consultations may include focus groups, kiosks, public information sessions and/or community meetings as required in the Community Decision Making Process. Information will be forthcoming once the events are scheduled.