Laws & Policies

Proposed 2022 Expenditures Law

Malahat Nation is proposing their own property taxation laws in order to raise funds to pay for the costs of providing government services such as garbage removal, septic and road maintenance. Member’s homes on Nation lands will not be taxed.

These laws are final drafts and have been informally reviewed but have not yet been approved by Malahat Chief & Council.

Proposed 2022 Rates Law

Malahat Nation is proposing their own property taxation laws in order to raise funds to pay for the costs of providing government services such as garbage removal, septic and road maintenance. Member’s homes on Nation lands will not be taxed.

These laws are final drafts and have been informally reviewed but have not yet been approved by Malahat Chief & Council.

Environmental Review Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that projects that require the exercise of a power or performance of a duty or function by Malahat Nation Council are considered in a careful and precautionary manner to avoid significant adverse environmental effects on Malahat lands and resources.

Land Code

The purpose of this Land Code is to set out the principles, rules and administrative structures that apply to Malahat Nation Lands and by which Malahat Nation shall exercise its authority over Malahat Nation Lands.

Proposed 2021 Rates Law

Malahat Nation is proposing their own property taxation laws in order to raise funds to pay for the costs of providing government services such as garbage removal, septic and road maintenance. Member’s homes on Nation lands will not be taxed.

These laws are final drafts and have been informally reviewed but have not yet been approved by Malahat Chief & Council.

Proposed 2021 Expenditure Law

Malahat Nation is proposing their own property taxation laws in order to raise funds to pay for the costs of providing government services such as garbage removal, septic and road maintenance. Member’s homes on Nation lands will not be taxed.

These laws are final drafts and have been informally reviewed but have not yet been approved by Malahat Chief & Council.

Housing Policy

Malahat Nation has developed and adopted this Housing Policy for the effective management of on-reserve housing. Implementing a comprehensive Housing Policy provides Council and the Housing Department with a framework to deliver the Housing Program to all Malahat Nation Members reliably and consistently. It also enables the Malahat Nation to align policy and program delivery across departments for effective use of limited resources and to ensure the maintenance of rental houses.

Financial Administration Law

In 2014 Malahat Nation implemented its Financial Administrative Law. The FAL is a set of governance and finance policies that helps Councils and staff make informed decisions. Malahat Nation lives by its FAL and is committed to good governance and financial practices. The policies and procedures set out in the FAL clarify expectations about our administrative responsibilities to Malahat Nation’s employees, members and other related persons;. A finance and Audit Committee has been established to make recommendations to Council on financial and investment decisions to promote positive financial outcomes.

Cannabis Law

Since the legalization of Cannabis in Canada, Malahat Nation has implemented it’s own set of laws to regulated consumption, production of sale in Malahat territory.