October 3, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Announcement of the appointment of the Chief Federal Negotiator for Nunavut devolution.
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The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Dominique as the Chief Federal Negotiator (CFN) to negotiate an Agreement-in-Principle for the devolution of lands and resources in Nunavut.
Mr. Dominique will lead consultations and negotiations on behalf of the Government of Canada with the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) towards the signing of a devolution Agreement-in-Principle.
The appointment of a CFN is a significant step toward devolution. It demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to its Northern Strategy, which includes improving and devolving northern governance. With this appointment, the Government of Canada is beginning the formal negotiations process aimed at giving Nunavut greater control over its lands and resources, while realizing the economic potential of the region, and ensuring that Nunavut remains an attractive place to live, work and invest.
Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
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