Notice from the Provincial Court
The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Act, S.C. 2008, c. 32, and S.B.C. 2007, c. 39 came into force April 3, 2009. The TFN Act implements the “Final Agreement” reached between the Tsawwassen First Nation, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of British Columbia.
The Final Agreement vests in the Tsawwassen First Nation the jurisdiction to make laws regarding a number of subject areas described in the Final Agreement. One term of the Final Agreement is to provide that the Provincial Court of British Columbia is the forum within which prosecutions of particular offences under Tsawwassen Law will be heard.
See the court’s website at provincialcourt.bc.ca for the complete text of the practice direction