Consultation Agreement between the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Government of Canada

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Consultation Agreement

Between

The Métis Nation of Ontario ("MNO")

And

The Government of Canada,
as Represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
("Canada")

Collectively referred to as "the Parties"

Whereas the MNO represents its citizens and member Ontario Métis communities through various governance structures and institutions at the local, regional and provincial levels;

Whereas the Crown has a legal duty to consult Aboriginal peoples and, if appropriate, accommodate, when the Crown contemplates conduct that might adversely impact asserted or established Aboriginal or treaty rights; and,

Whereas the Parties wish to establish a process that will guide consultations when Canada has a legal obligation to consult.

The Parties agree as follows:

1. Purpose

2. Métis Nation of Ontario Structure

Depending on the nature, size and scope of the Crown action and subject to 8 b) of this Protocol, Canada will make best efforts to follow these steps

3. Canada's Structure

4. Consultation Agreement Advisory Committee

The Parties shall establish a Consultation Agreement Advisory Committee consisting of representatives of each Party and shall meet regularly. The Consultation Agreement Advisory Committee will:

5. The Consultation Process

The consultation process will operate in good faith and on the basis of the following principles:

6. General Matters

7. Confidentiality

8. Parties may proceed without prejudice

9. Funding for Consultations

10. Term of the Agreement

11. Amendment

In witness whereof the Parties hereto have signed this Agreement:

Métis Nation of Ontario
by:

________________________________
Chief, Métis Nation of Ontario

________________________________
Witness

Date:__________________________

Date:__________________________

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada
by:

________________________________
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada

________________________________
Witness

Date:__________________________

Date:__________________________

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