The Commission is composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of First Nations, who are committed to the development of a system of First Nations real property taxation and who have the experience of capacity to enable the Commission to fulfill its mandate.
On the recommendation of the Minister, the Governor in Council appoints nine of the ten Commissioners. This includes the Chief Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner, three Commissioners who must be taxpayers using reserve lands for commercial purposes, one for residential purposes and one for utility purposes, and four additional Commissioners. A tenth Commissioner is appointed by the Indigenous Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan (the NLC)—the appointing body prescribed by the First Nations Tax Commissioner Appointment Regulations.
- FNTC: THE FIRST DECADE
FNTC: 10 YEARS – JULY 2017
FNTC Commissioners share their thoughts on the 10th anniversary of the First Nations Tax Commission.