60. The Parties agree to do everything in their power to achieve a respectful and effective settlement of disputes. READ MORE: B.C. has agreements to protect caribou, which could make wildlife slaughter competitions redundant.87 For clarification, nothing in this Partnership Agreement is intended to restrict the obligations that a Party may have with another Contracting Party under another agreement, protocol or agreement. 34. BC will develop a program acceptable to the Parties for habitat reduction and compensation, which will require the demonstration of a net neutral or positive effect on caribou habitat from potential resource development activities within the Core Critical Habitat, which must be fully implemented in accordance with the milestones. They are important to Canadians and are of particular importance to many Indigenous peoples in British Columbia. The agreement protects approximately 7500 square kilometres, including a new 2,000 square kilometre Indigenous Protected Area, which extends Klinse-za Provincial Park, west of Chetwynd, and Hudson`s Hope. 92. The Parties shall support each other when a third party contests, rejects or interferes with the Parties` efforts and obligations to recover caribou under this Partnership Agreement.
That is why the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, today announced that Canada has entered into two Nature Conservation Final Agreements with British Columbia and the Western Moberly and Saulteau First Nations to advance the recovery of southern mountain caribou. He was accompanied at the signing in Vancouver by Chief Ken Cameron of the Saulteau First Nations; Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nations and Minister for British Columbia, including the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Land, Natural Resources and Rural Development; The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Strategy; and the Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “We are deeply disappointed that the separate partnership agreement signed today sustainably removes a significant amount of fibre from the timber harvesting base and creates additional operational uncertainty,” said a joint statement from the BC Council of Forest Industries and the Forest Products Association of Canada. 88. This partnership agreement is not a focal contract or debt contract within the meaning of sections 25 or 35 of the Constitution Act 1982. 61. .